IEP Chandigarh, April 14
The Punjab Government led by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann stands fully committed to ensure that the farmers face no difficulty in the mandis across the State during the current Rabi Marketing Season (RMS). As proof of this, full amount of MSP at the rate of Rs 2125 per quintal, totalling Rs. 502.93 crore has been released directly into the bank accounts of 19642 farmers in a single day, disclosed the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. Lal Chand Kataruchak in a statement today adding that no value cut has been imposed on farmers while releasing the payments of MSP. He also added that till today i.e. April 14th, 8 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) of wheat has been procured by Govt. Procurement Agencies Robust arrangements to ensure smooth Procurement operations at all the mandis have been put in place at all the mandis with the directions to procure every single grain of foodgrain produced so laboriously by the farming community, added Mr. Kataruchak.