Chandigarh, April 10 (UNI) Wheat acquisition began in Punjab on Saturday with the Arhtiyas canceling their strike proposal after Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered several measures to ensure his continued involvement in the process and immediate release of your pending payments of Rs 131 crore without waiting for the fees to come from the FCI.
According to the guidelines of the Chief Minister, the State Food Department has changed the purchasing software so that the Arhtiyas remain involved in the process of releasing payments to farmers, albeit in a modified way, while farmers receive their payments in their accounts. within 48 hours, as determined by the state government.
Declaring his unequivocal commitment to safeguard the interests of the Punjab Arhtiyas, Captain Amarinder said that, despite Union Government guidelines to exclude them from MSP payments, “the Arhtiyas will always be associated with the acquisition”. “Until I am there, you will be part of the system and your role will always remain,” he said, adding that he will ensure that the Arhtiya Commission and other charges allowed under the APMC Act continue.
Commenting on the Central Government’s adamant refusal to accept the state’s request to postpone the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system, the Chief Minister said: “We struggled a lot with the Center on the issue, but they were adamant and were even to the extent of the threat of not acquiring from Punjab if we don’t implement DBT. “
He also ordered the Finance Department to immediately release Rs 131 crore due to the Ahrtiyas without waiting for it from the Food Corporation of India (FCI), which withheld payments after some Arhtiyas were unable to send the details.
These Arhtiyas were probably deceived at that time by people who wanted to do politics, he said, adding that although the money did not yet come from the FCI, his government would release it immediately, without waiting for it. He also assured the Arhtiyas that his government will deal with the Center the issue of a 30 percent deduction in labor payments made by the FCI.
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