Punjab

FCI SETS TARGET OF 130 LMTs OF WHEAT PROCUREMENT DURING RMS 2019, PASWAN REVIEW ARRANGEMENTS

February 23, 2019 05:14 PM

Zirakpur /Chandigarh (J.S.Kaler)  

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan held a meeting with Officers of FCI of Punjab & Haryana at Zirakpur

The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas held a joint meeting with the Officers of Food Corporation Of India (FCI) of Punjab & Haryana Region regarding ensuing Rabi Marketing Season 2019-20, at Zirakpur (Mohali) in Punjab  on Saturday. Shri Arshdeep Singh Thind, General Manager, Punjab Region and Shri Om Prakash, General Manager, Haryana Region and other senior officers of the FCI attended the meeting. 

Issues regarding Procurement & Storage of Wheat were discussed. It was apprised by the General Manager FCI Punjab that a target of 130 LMTs of Wheat procurement during RMS 2019-20 has been fixed by Govt. of India based on the data supplied by Agriculture Department. Arrangements for procurement like setup of Mandis, purchase and payment to farmers, arrangement of Gunnies , storage space ,evacuation of stocks by rail as well as road movement were discussed. Similarly General Manager Haryana apprised that in the State of Haryana 85 LMTs of Wheat would be procured. 

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