‘Purchase of gram, red lentils and mustard to continue till June 9’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the purchase of gram, red lentils and mustard on Minimum Support Price. It will continue if need arises. He issued instructions that all essential arrangements have been made for farmers in the Mandi.

He instructed to extend the last date of wheat procurement also as per need. Shri Chouhan was reviewing procurement on Minimum Support Price at the Mantralaya today.

CM Chouhan said that arrangements should be made with the participation of farmers in the Mandi. Behave cordially towards farmers. Arrangements in Mandi should be pro-farmers. There should be better arrangements of tea and snacks, buttermilk and shade.

Waiting time should be reduced. Number of weighing scales be increased and premises should be extended. He assured farmers about 100 percent crop purchase. Shri Chouhan instructed to make the system of issuing SMS and token more effective.

Shri Chouhan told the officials to keep constant vigilance over the purchase work. Primary information of the problem should be obtained at local level promptly and should be monitored.

Problems should be resolved promptly. He reviewed arrangements of jute bags,transport, storage and payment. Shri Chouhan obtained information of the progress in the work of depositing the amount given for garlic to farmers’ accounts.

Chief Secretary B.P. Singh, Director General of Police R.K. Shukla, Principal Secretaries, divisional commissioners of concerned departments and Inspector General of Police were present on the occasion.