16 November 2022, Chandigarh: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that for the first time in the history of Haryana, 98 percent farmers have received their paddy purchase payment directly in their bank accounts through DBT within 48 hours. Not only this, 98.7 percent lifting of paddy procured from the mandis has also been done so far.
The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the portfolio of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department was addressing the press conference at Haryana Niwas here today. Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Mr. Anoop Dhanak and OSD to Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Kamlesh Bhadoo were also present on the occasion.
While appreciating this year’s paddy-procurement system, Mr. Dushyant Chautala stated that although the given target of paddy procurement in the current procurement season was 57 lakh metric tonnes as given by Government of India to Haryana but due the strenuous efforts of the state government, 58.59 lakh metric tonnes has been procured till November 14, 2022. Whereas today the procurement process is still on till 5 pm, due to which more paddy will be procured than the set target.
He said that till now 98 percent farmers have received the crop payment directly in their bank account, which is about Rs. 12,000 crore. Giving information about the millers, he said that this time 1456 millers have been registered on ‘HUM Portal’ and only after physical verification by the MSMEs, the equal paddy distribution is being ensured among them to eliminate the scope of Ghost Billing in any scenario.
Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that strict cognizance will be taken in the matter of wheat spoilage in Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Karnal. In this case, a committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of administrative secretaries, if anyone is found guilty, strict action will be taken against the accused. The spoiled wheat will also be auctioned.
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