Ensure 100% off-take of paddy from committees by March 15: Minister Dr. Tekam

Cooperation Minister Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam reviewed the departmental works of the officers of State Cooperative Marketing Federation and District Marketing Officers (DMOs) through video conferencing from his residence office today. He directed the officers that 100 percent should be lifted from the paddy procurement centers before March 15. Necessary arrangement of fertilizers should be ensured from now on for Kharif season. State level officers and district marketing officers including Special Secretary, Cooperative Department Mr. Himshikhar Gupta, Managing Director Markfed Mrs. Kiran Kaushal, Secretary Markfed Mr. Sandeep Gupta and General Manager Mr. Dilip Jaiswal were present in the meeting through video conferencing. Minister Dr. Tekam directed the officials that arrangements should be made to ensure that the paddy is not damaged due to rain. The payment to the farmers should be ensured on time. All officers should work according to the target. Pay special attention to the purchase of paddy and its disposal. According to the consumption of last year, supply fertilizer for the coming year. He said that wherever there was shortfall in offtake of paddy last year, more attention should be given to it. In the meeting, detailed discussion was held regarding procurement of paddy, distribution of fertilizers, payment to farmers, protection of paddy from rain. Minister Dr. Tekam said that the administrative department of the marketing union is the cooperative department, so all the works were done under the Co-operative Societies Act. Managing Director Markfed Smt. Kiran Kaushal informed that at present there is no problem of gunny bags. In case of shortage, instructions have been given to inform the marketing officer of the concerned district three days in advance. In the meeting, officials informed that around 70 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured so far. An amount of Rs 12 thousand 934 crore has been released for payment. 32 lakh 15 thousand metric tonnes have been lifted from the committees. Like this:Like Loading… Continue Reading