| Jalandhar |
Updated: October 17, 2020 11:47:41 pm
Despite the pandemic and farmers’ protests, Punjab has procured 79 per cent extra paddy as in comparison with the corresponding interval final 12 months.
The state has procured 52 lakh tonnes (LT) of paddy towards 29 LT until October 17 final 12 months.
Punjab, which has been anticipating to obtain over 16 million tonnes of paddy this 12 months, has already procured over 5 million tonnes within the first three weeks of the procurement season which began from September 26.
From September 26 to October 17, the paddy arrival in Punjab’s grain markets was 53.66 LT (5.01 million tonnes) out of which 52 LT (5.02 million tonnes) has already been bought by the federal government businesses.
Daily over 5 lakh tonnes of paddy is coming to the mandis by passes issued to the farmers to keep away from rush in order to stick to the COVID-19 norms. The entry of paddy within the mandis is feasible solely by passes, that are in seven colors for seven days in every week.
To date, round 38 LT (73% of the entire buy) has been transported from the mandis to shellers and different authorities’s storage locations, and round 14 LT is mendacity within the state mandis.
A complete of three.86 LT basmati rice has arrived in Punjab Mandis the acquisition of which is being finished by non-public gamers, together with rice exporters and merchants.
Out of the entire buy to date, 56% (over 29 lakh tonnes) has been bought by half a dozen districts of the state which has 22 districts.
These districts included Tarn Taran (6.86 LT), which is on the highest, Ferozepur (5.47 LT), Patiala (5.27 LT), Kapurthala (4.29 LT), Jalandhar (3.76 LT), and Gurdaspur (3.66 LT).
Barnala is on the backside with simply 13,132 tonnes bought whereas Pathankot is the second final with 32,990 tonnes.
Around 40 per cent harvesting within the state has been accomplished and farmers are bringing the paddy in turns.
General supervisor of Punjab Mandi Board G P S Randhawa stated that easy procurement has been happening and for hassle-free procurement, they’ve arrange a management room the place queries or complaints of farmers are at all times welcomed. “Till date, we received 126 queries/complaints previously three weeks and all have been addressed,” he stated, including that restricted entry is allowed within the mandis to take care of social distancing.
The Punjab authorities had notified over 4,000 mandis this 12 months because of Covid-19 in order that farmers might discover procurement mandi near their place.
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