Tribune News Service
Patiala, October 9
Krishan Kumar, Secretary, Higher Education, and MD, PIDB, today visited about a dozen grain markets in the district following directions to senior administrative officers to monitor the welfare and development schemes implemented by the Punjab Government and the ongoing activities in the districts.
Kumar took stock of the paddy procurement and directed officials to follow the instructions issued by the government regarding the procurement and lifting of paddy in the mandis. He checked the moisture content of paddy in the mandis. He directed the mandi authorities not to cause any inconvenience to the farmers in the payment of paddy crop and other procurement related operations. He interacted with farmers present in the mandis. He directed the officials not to procure paddy brought in the mandis from states outside Punjab and as and when such a case comes to light, relevant and legal action should be taken and the report should be sent to the government immediately.
Meanwhile, Kumar inspected the paddy piles in Ghanour, Samana, Dakala, Patiala and other mandis and checked the moisture level on the spot. The farmers present on the occasion expressed satisfaction over the government procurement process.
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