Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 9
In grain markets of district Fatehgarh Sahib , 52010 MT of paddy has been arrived and out of which 46668 MT of paddy has been procured by different procurement agencies. Disclosing this here today, Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Kanwalpreet Brar said that PUNGRAIN purchased 1,0603 MT , MARKFED 12470 MT, PUNSUP 10001 MT, Warehousing Corporation 3700 MT, Punjab Agro 4025 MT, FCI 270 MT and traders purchased 39 MT of paddy.Deputy Commissioner said that more than last year’s arrival and procurement of paddy, this year it was being procured in the mandis this year. She informed that the farmers are being paid their crops simultaneously. She said that payment of Rs 16. 54 crore has been made to the farmers so far for their paddy procured.She urged the farmers to fully dry their crops and bring them to the mandis. She also appealed to the farmers not to set fire to the paddy straw because as per the decision of the National Green Tribunal, The fertility of water decreases, the environment is also polluted and the fear of catching many serious diseases remains intact.
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