Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, July 28
The Extra Chief Secretary, Growth, Anirudh Tewari, has sought a report from the Agriculture Division relating to supply of substandard gypsum by three suppliers.
Out of 25,000 metric tonne (MT) ordered, round 3,000 MT of gypsum had been delivered. Random sampling of the gypsum by the Agriculture Division and the Punjab Agro Industries Company had discovered 85 samples of inferior high quality out of 146 samples.
The Press Reporter had highlighted on Tuesday, how substandard gypsum (decrease proportion of calcium sulphate) was equipped to the Agriculture Division for distribution to farmers. This inventory of gypsum had been rejected and funds stopped.
Officers within the Agriculture Division mentioned they’d submitted a report back to the ACS (Growth). “We’ve got additionally determined that each consignment that we obtain from three suppliers will likely be checked for high quality,” mentioned a senior official.
Officers of the Punjab Agro Industries Company (PAIC) had acknowledged that until final yr, gypsum was checked on the level of supply, however this yr onwards, the company made it necessary to verify every consignment.