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wheatChandigarh May 5, 2016 (Yes Punjab News)

The Punjab government today released payments worth Rs.1029 Crore to the farmers for the wheat procured during the current Rabi marketing season.


Disclosing this here today an official spokesman of the government said that all transactions have been electronically documented and payments have been credited to the accounts of the commission agents/farmers. Instructions have been given to all the procurement agencies to expedite the lifting process.


Meanwhile, the officers of the food and civil supplies department along with the local administration have also been asked to visit grain markets and purchase centres under their jurisdiction to oversee the ongoing wheat procurement operations and to listen to the grievances of farmers, commission agents and others and solve them instantaneously.    


It may be recalled that the state government released payments worth Rs. 3248 to the farmers to clear their dues.