As per the directions of Punjab Chief Minister, Charanjit Singh Channi, the senior administrative officers deputed to monitor the welfare and development schemes implemented by the Punjab Government and the ongoing activities in the districts, Secretary, Higher Education and MD PIDB, Krishan Kumar, on Saturday visited about a dozen grain markets in the district.

He took stock of the paddy procurement  and directed officials to follow the instructions issued by the Punjab government regarding the procurement and lifting of paddy in the mandis.

Krishan Kumar,  checked the moisture content of paddy in the mandis.  He directed the mandi authorities not to cause any inconvenience to the farmers in the payment of paddy crop and other procurement related operations.  He also interacted with the farmers present in the mandis.  He directed the officials not to procure paddy brought in the mandis from states outside Punjab and as and When such a case comes to light, relevant and legal action should be taken and the report should be sent to the government immediately.

Meanwhile, Krishan Kumar inspected the paddy piles in Ghanour, Samana, Dakala, Patiala and other mandis and checked the moisture level on the spot.  The farmers present on the occasion expressed satisfaction over the government procurement process.

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Manpreet Brar Food Supply Inspector Rajpura, Jujhar Singh Auction Recorder Market Committee Rajpura, Jai Preet Singh farmer from Pilkhani, Mandeep Singh, Rajinder Singh Chani and Farmers of various villages of District Patiala were present on the occasion.

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