We suspect an excessive inflow of paddy in Kapurthala; 10 verification teams trained

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Verification teams will verify the arrival of surplus paddy and determine if steps need to be taken to verify the suspicious arrival of harvested paddy.

Jalandhar In an effort to monitor the “suspicious arrival” of paddy in Kapurthala grain markets, Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal formed 10 verification teams to verify the same. The food and civilian supplies department had sent a directive to Kapurthala after seven mandis, Bharoana; Ramidi; Dhaliwal bet; Paramjit Pura; Merripur; Kamalpur and Baler Khanpur noted this “suspicious” arrival of the harvest. The district’s special verification campaign will begin on Monday.

In early October, Kapurthala police hired three people, including a huller owner, for illegally storing more than 5,000 quintals of paddy imported from other states. The teams of the central vigilance committee of the food and civil supply department of the Punjab recovered 5,362 quintals of paddy, intended for the public distribution system, which were brought from other states at a derisory price and sold in the Punjab at a low price. raised.

“To ensure that these paddy arrivals are genuine, it has been decided that in all those mandis where the arrival or supply is equal to or greater than the arrival of the Kharif marketing season (2018-19 or 2019 -2020) is higher, a committee made up of officials from the departments of revenue, agriculture and the mandi council must be formed for each of these mandi, ”adds the letter from the Food and Civilian Supply Department. at DC.

Official figures indicate that around 6.74 lakh tonnes of paddy arrived in the district up to October 31, of which 6 lakh tonnes were lifted and nearly ??1,231 crore of payment paid to farmers.

A senior official with the food and civilian supplies department, seeking anonymity, said there were two factors behind the increase in arrivals. The first that paddy from other states was sold in the grain market; and the second variations were recorded due to the construction of a new grain market.

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