PUNJAB GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO PROCURING AND LIFTING EVERY SINGLE GRAIN OF PADDY: KULDEEP SINGH DHALIWAL
—–CM WILL HOLD A MEETING WITH FARMER ORGANIZATIONS ON 6TH OCT
——SUGAR MILLS WILL BE OPERATIONAL BY NOVEMBER 5; PUNJAB AGRICULTURE MINISTER ASSURES FARMER ORGANIZATIONS
Chandigarh, September 30:
Punjab Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal has assured farmer organizations that the Punjab Government is committed to procuring and lifting every single grain of Paddy.
Mr. Dhaliwal further disclosed that the Chief Minister will also hold a meeting with the farmer organizations on October 6, 2022.
The Agriculture Minister said that directions have been issued at all levels for timely and hassle-free procurement and lifting of paddy. He further said that besides this the directions have also been issued to Mandi board officials to make all necessary arrangements in the grain markets such as lighting, drinking water, cleanliness, toilets, etc. for the farmers during the paddy procurement season. ‘ The Punjab Government is pushing hard to ensure that the sugar mills start their operations from November 5’, added Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal.
Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that the meeting with farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal, BKU (Ekta-Sidhupur), and the main leader of SKM-Non political 16 organizations was held regarding the smooth procurement during the paddy season and running of sugar mills in which the farmer leaders have expressed satisfaction over the arrangement made by the government regarding both above issues.