July 5, 2012 admin


CHANDIGARH, JULY 5:Mr. Adaish partap singh kairon, Food & Civil Supplies Minister Punjab urges union food ministry for timely supply of gunny bales for kharif 2012-13 to punjab. Minister said that Many States including Punjab had to face problems during Rabi 2012-13 due to delayed and short supply of gunny bales. Punjab is yet to receive 9930 bales against the indent of 161720 bales of Rabi 2012-13.                   Mr. kairon said that to ensure hassle free procurement of paddy during Kharif 2012-13, Punjab Government has already placed an indent of 7.71 lac bales of 50 kg new jute bags with DGS&D on 23.05.12 along with remittance of advance funds. The State Govt. has been requesting the Union Government at various levels to supply new jute bags to Punjab by 30.09.2012. However, the Govt. of India has intimated that only 5.9 lac jute bales could be supplied to Punjab leaving a gap of 1.81 lac bales.
                   Apprehending the shortage of gunny bales due to slow supplies, Food & Civil Supplies Minister Punjab met the Union Food Minister Prof. K.V.Thomas and urged him to direct the concerned departments for speedy supply of jute bags to the State. He said that the State Government is aware of the situation and is constantly monitoring the supplies of gunny bales and would be impressing upon the Government of India for timely supply of Jute Bags in the interest of the farmers.

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