DC, CPO initiate Wheat procurement drive

FAISALABAD: The Deputy Commissioner, Ali Shahzad and CPO Ghulam Mubashar Maikan inaugurated the wheat procurement drive by distributing bardana
among the farmers at Wheat Procurement Center Set III. Assistant Commissioner City Sahibzada Muhammaf Yousaf, DD Food Shahid Khokhar, District Food Controller Waqar Yousaf and other officers of Food Department were also present. The Deputy Commissioner said that administration would successfully complete this important mission of wheat procurement from farmers and serving the farmers.
He further said that all the administrative machinery is in full swing to monitor the wheat procurement drive so that the necessary facilities are maintained for the farmers as the Punjab government is taking serious steps for the service and welfare of the farmers.
The Deputy Commissioner warned the staff that any kind of dishonesty in the procurement process would not be tolerated and even minor grievances of the farmers would be addressed immediately. He expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements of the center and said that there should be no momentary stagnation or weakness in them till the end of the campaign. He said that apart from fair and transparent distribution of bardana, regular procurement of wheat, easy payment of price and comfortable arrangements for the farmers at the centers are an important part of the policy of the government under which full attention is being paid to transparency and provision of all possible facilities to the farmers and in this regard the interests of the farmers would not be jeopardized. The Deputy Commissioner said adding that 11 centers have been set up in the district for procurement of wheat. He said that applications are being received manually and online for bardana and on daily basis 4% bardana of total target is being provided. He said that apart from Food Green Inspectors of Food Department, staff of Revenue Department has also been deployed. Wheat procurement centers have been set up at Sarshmeer, Dar ul Ehsan ,Jaranwala City, Buchiana, Rodala Road ,Jhok Ditta, Tandlianwala City, Kanjwani, Mamoun Kanjan and Samundari where all arrangements are being monitored for the convenience of the farmers.