Clear dues of farmers in 24 hrs: Capt - ECAS Punjab

Clear dues of farmers in 24 hrs: Capt

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 7

With the Reserve Bank of India today sanctioning a Cash Credit Limit (CCL) amount of Rs 30,220.82 crore for procurement of paddy, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has directed all procurement agencies to pay the pending payments of farmers against the already procured grain within 24 hours.

Expressing satisfaction at the pace of procurement, Capt Amarinder Singh asked the Food and Civil Supplies Minister to ensure prompt lifting of the produce and release of payment to farmers within the stipulated time frame of 72 hours.

The Chief Minister also expressed satisfaction with 15.6 LMT of paddy being procured by various agencies to date. With 27.36 lakh hectares under paddy cultivation, Punjab is targeting procurement of 171 LMT in the ongoing season which began on September 27, the spokesperson said. — TNS



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