06 May 2021

Procurement of wheat variety HD 2967 going on seamless manner.

Chandigarh, April 18

“The procurement of wheat variety HD 2967 is going on smooth and hassle free manner throughout Punjab.” It was disclosed by Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu.

Terming the news that HD 2967 variety not being purchased in Malwa belt are baseless and distorting facts, Mr. Ashu informed that this variety is being cultivated by farmers from many years. He added that Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana has also been approved this variety and every procurement agency being procured this variety in seamless manner. He said that news came from Mansa that this variety is not been purchased are baseless. “The few heaps not been found cleaned under the set specifications at their so that the problem has came up. We have asked the concerned farmer to bring cleaned crop.” He added.

The Food Supply Minister made it clear that the FCI hasn’t denied to procure any particular type of wheat variety. He also informed 750 quintal wheat of HD 2967 variety had been purchased at Dhammu (Mansa) Mandi in April 16, 2021 and 4500 quintal wheat of this variety been purchased on April 17 in this purchase centre.

Mr.Ashu also expressed the commitment of Punjab Government led by Captain Amarinder Singh to purchase every grain of the farmers.

Procurement of HD2967 variety of wheat continues unabated.

Chandigarh, April 18

Procurement of HD-2967 variety of wheat is going on smoothly during procurement of wheat crop in the state of Punjab, said Shri Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Minister of Food and Civil Supplies, Punjab.

Terming the reports of non-procurement of HD2967 in Malwa region of the state as contrary to facts, Shri Ashu said that HD-2967 variety has been cultivated by farmers in Malwa region of Punjab state for the last several years.

He said that this variety of wheat is approved by Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana and during every wheat procurement season, this type of procurement is done by government procurement agencies without any restrictions.

He said that the reports of non-procurement of HD2967 type in Mansa district are contrary to the facts. In fact, the crop brought to the market was not completely clean due to which the concerned farmer was asked to clean the wheat as per the prescribed scale of the government.

Shri Ashu informed that FCI Instead, 750 quintals of HD 2967 varieties of wheat were procured on 16th April, 2021 and 4500 quintals of HD2967 variety on 17th April, 2021 at Dhamu Mandi in Mansa district.

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