Directs SDMs and Revenue officers to visit three mandis daily to oversee operations
Presides over meeting to review ongoing procurement operations
Jalandhar, October 10, 2018 ( By SK.Vyas): Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today directed the Sub Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) and Chiefs of the procurement agencies to expedite the process of procurement and lifting of the paddy from the mandis in the district.
Presiding over a meeting to review the lifting and procurement of grains here today at the District Administrative Complex, the Deputy Commissioner categorically said that any sort of laxity in performing this duty was totally unwarranted and
undesirable. He said that the produce of farmers’ need to be purchased and lifted at the earliest to facilitate them. Sharma said that state government was firmly committed for the smooth and hassle free procurement of paddy and officers were duty-bound to make every effort to ensure that the government’s decision was implemented.
The Deputy Commissioner also asked the Sub Divisional Magistrates and Heads of the procurement agencies to visit at least three mandis daily to take stock of the entire operations at ground level. He said that the officers must undertake regular visits in the grain markets under their jurisdiction and submit the daily report to him for regular monitoring. Sharma also asked them to minutely observe
the procurement operations so as to ensure that the stocks of grains do not pile up in the market and its prompt lifting was ensured at the earliest.
The Deputy Commissioner also asked the officers/ officials to keep him updated regarding the procurement operations by submitting the daily report of arrival, purchase and payment of paddy crop to him personally. Mr. Sharma said that the district administration has made elaborate arrangements to ensure that the harvest of farmers was lifted from the grain markets in a smooth, timely and hassle-free manner. He said that farmer would not be allowed to face any sort of problem while selling their produce.
Prominent amongst others present present in the meeting included Additional Deputy Commissioners Mr Jitendra Jorwal and Jasbir Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrate Mr Paramveer Singh, Amit Kumar, Navneet Kaur Bal, Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa and Mr Sanjeev Sharma, District Revenue Officer Jashanjit Singh, District Mandi Officer Varinder Khera, District Food and Supplies Controller TS Chopra and others.