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Arrangements complete for wheat procurement, starting from April 10, in Punjab

Chandigarh, April 1

Punjab Mandi Board chairman Lal Singh on Thursday mentioned all preparations have been made for the procurement of wheat which might begin from April 10.

He added within the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, needed directions have additionally been given to undertake security protocols strictly in all of the grain markets of the state.

Singh reviewed the procurement preparations being made by the Mandi Board throughout a gathering right here, in response to an official launch right here.

The Chairman of Mandi Board mentioned COVID-19 security measures could be in place through the procurement operations with a view to make sure security of farmers, staff of assorted procurement businesses, mandi board and market committees, labourers and Arhtiyas.

He additionally knowledgeable that 3,972 grain markets have been notified for the present wheat procurement season. Punjab is focusing on to acquire 130 lakh metric tonne of wheat crop within the season.

Singh mentioned to take care of bodily distancing, the bottom area could be divided into 30×30 toes in all of the grain yards and procurement centres the place farmers would unload their yield individually.

He additional mentioned that coupons with sooner or later validity could be issued to farmers by arhtiyas as per every trolley.

“We’re going to undertake a particular mechanism this time underneath which the farmers would liaise with arhtiyas to convey their yield on particular dates,” he said.

He mentioned the farmers have been recommended to retailer wheat at their houses or farm shops for shorter durations as a way to keep away from rush on the grain markets.

Sanitisers and masks may even be offered to farmers. PTI

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