Pungrain Leads in Paddy procurement
Chandigarh November 8, 2008
Pungrain the official agency was leading the procurement operations
by procuring over 9 lac tonnes paddy this year more than last year.
It has procured 3485629 tonnes of paddy (29.9%) against 2590103
tonnes procured last year on this date.
Six government agencies and millers procured over 12642867 tonnes
of paddy on Friday.
An official spokesman today said that PUNGRAIN procured 3485629
tonnes of paddy (29.9%) whereas MARKFED procured 2675170 tonnes
of paddy (22.9%). PUNSUP procured 2630023 tonnes of paddy (22.5%)
whereas Punjab State Warehousing Corporation procured 1452293 tonnes
of paddy (12.4%) besides 1223365 tonnes of paddy (10.5%) procured
by Punjab Agro. The Central Government Agency FCI procured only
201953 tonnes of paddy (1.7%) against the target of 10% procurement
given to it. The Millers procured 974434 tonnes of paddy (7.7 %)
Ludhiana district was leading in procurement with 1567331 followed
bySangrur district was leading in procurement with 1425566 tonnes,
Ferozepur 1200321 tonnes.
The spokesman said that lifting of procured paddy from the mandis
has started showing positive results with PUNGRAIN (97.9%), MARKFED
(96%), PUNSUP (98.2), PSWC (98%), PUNJAB AGRO (99.2%) and FCI (100.4%)
showing substantial improvement.
Six government agencies have paid over Rs 9337.95 crores crores
for paddy procured by agencies current Kharif Marketing Season.
The spokesman said that farmers of the State are being made payment
of paddy procured by the government agencies within 48 hours of
lifting of paddy from the procurement centres.
The Punjab Food Supply had setup 1622 procurement centres throughout
the state to ensure smooth procurement of paddy.
17 mediation and conciliation
centres established in Punjab & Haryana
Chandigarh November 8, 2008
Mediation and conciliation centres could be the best form to settle
the disputes and to reduce the pendency of the court cases.
Expressing these views while inaugurating 17 mediation and conciliation
centres in nine districts of Haryana and eight districts of Punjab
through video conferencing. Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.B Sinha Judge
of Supreme Court of India said his inaugural address that Mediation
was a voluntary non binding process in which an impartial and neutral
mediators assists the parties in the reaching an agreement. A mediator
does not impose a solution but create conducive and involvement
in which parties could resolve their entire disputes. He said the
biggest challenge Indian judiciary was facing today was large number
of cases. He said about three crore cases were pending in the courts
of the country.
Mr. Justice Sinha said increasing the numbers of Judges was on
solution to reduce the pendency of the cases but much more was needed
to be done to achieve good results and to reduce the pendency of
the cases. These mediation and conciliation would help in saving
loss of time, money, lost of health and peace of mind.
Speaking on the occasion Hon'ble Mr. justice T.S. Thakur Chief
Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court we must adopt and promote
the mechanism of mediation and conciliation. He said that in 1955
when the court was shifted from Shimla the strength of Judges was
eight and pendency of the cases were 6,356 but today pendency increase
30 times. Mr. Justice Thakur said out of 17 mediation and conciliation
centres today dedicated to the services of the people 9 districts
were from Haryana and Eight Districts of the Punjab where these
centres were setup under the guidance of Hon'ble Punjab & Haryana
High Court and under the aegis of Punjab Legal Services Authority
include Amrtisar, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Hashiarpur, Ludhiana, Moga,
Patiala and Sangrur. While nine districts of Haryana were Faridabad,
Gurgaon, Hisar, Jind, Karnal, Kurkushetra, Riwari, Rohtak and Sonipat.
Earlier he also inaugurated a Lok Adalat.
Who were present on the occasion included sitting Judges of the
Punjab & Haryana High Court, Advocate Generals, Advocates &
former Judges which include Mr. Justice Ajit Singh Bains and Mrs.
Justice Bakhshish Kaur.