Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 5
Readying itself for the smooth and hassle-free wheat procurement season, which is to start from April 10, the district administration has initiated the process of marking pitches in grain markets for maintaining social distance during the procurement process.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said: “To ensure social distancing in grain markets during procurement, pitches are being marked so that farmers are not allowed to gather at a single place. All this is being done to keep a check on the spread of Covid-19.”
The Deputy Commissioner ensured that every grain would be procured by the district administration, though in a staggered manner.
He said all Covid-19 protocols would be strictly imposed for farmers and government employees, adding that a comprehensive security plan for the mandis was already being formulated.
District Food and Supply Controller Sukhwinder Singh Gills stated that this year, the mandis were expecting procurement of around 9 lakh million tonne wheat from the grain markets of Ludhiana.
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