District Public Relations Officer, Kapurthala
DBT picks up speed in kapurthala – Rs 42.65 crore paid to farmers in single day
Out of 180142 MT of wheat arrived in the mandis, 172871 MT were procured
Kapurthala, April 21
The direct benefit transfer (DBT) payment to the farmers against the wheat procured by state agencies , picked up the speed in kapurthala district as Rs. 42.65 crore transfered to bank account of farmers in single day of april 20. Till yesterday during the current wheat season, Rs. 59.12 crore was paid to the farmers in Kapurthala district .
To further expedite this, the Punjab Mandi Board is making arrangements to set up registration camps at the offices of the Market Committee and in the big mandis.
In the diatrict , total of 180142 MT of wheat has arrived in the mandis, out of which 172871 MT have been procured. It was estimated that total 3.59 lakh metric tonnes of wheat to arrive in grain markets making it 50.04 % wheat has so far arrived in the mandis.
Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala Mrs. Deepti Uppal said that ” the process of payment to the farmers for their crop was also being expedited as the regiatration of owners of the wheat procured by the agencies to be made immediately on the ” Anaaj kahrid portal” to ensure payment to the farmers within 48 hours of purchase of the crop.
District Mandi Officer Mr. Arvinder Singh said that as per the directions of Punjab Mandi Board, special camps were planned to be organized in the offices of the market committees and in the big mandis for the convenience of farmers and artiyas for immidiate registration on portal.
On the other hand, sharing his experience about the procurement process , Jagroop Singh, a farmer from Hussainabad village in Kapurthala, says that ” he used to bring his crop to the new Dana Mandi in Kapurthala and within 48 hours of the sale, the amount due for his crop was transferred to his bank account in a hassle free manner. “