Policy for allotment of mandis,
storage of paddy rationalized
Chandigarh September 17, 2008
The Punjab Government has streamlined the policy for allotment
of mandis and storage of paddy for ensuing Kharif marketing in season
for smooth procurement of paddy and also to check pilferage and
Accroding to an official spokesman instructions have been issued
by Food and Supplies Department to ensure that the purchase centres
/mandis should be linked with the nearest milling centre/storage
centre. This should be done keeping in view the availability of
milling capacity at the milling/storage centre at which paddy is
proposed to be stored/got milled.
The spokesman said that all the procuring agencies have been directed
to make necessary arrangements of linking the proposed purchase
centres/mandis with the storage points/milling centres in such a
way so as to incur bare minimum expenditure on transportation.
He said that the agencies had been asked also indicate at least
one alternate storage point, where paddy could be stored in case
of any exigency. This should be preferably got done by the agencies
at the time of allotment of rice mills, he added.
He said that the storage of paddy at a particular milling centre
would depend upon the clear and specific milling capacity available
at that centre.
The spokesman clarified that a temporary purchase centre would
operate only during the procurement period and no permanent staff
of the procurement agency be posted their round the year.
He said that arrangements have been made in all mandis/permanent
storage centers for monitoring and controlling procurement/milling
operations throughout the season."
PUNJAB WOMEN COMMISSION WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Chandigarh September 17:- The Punjab Women Commission has launched
its new website to educate the women regarding their Constitutional
According to an official spokesman the website: punjabwomencommission.gov.in
contains important information regarding women related laws, various
welfare plans and projects of the State for the women, Punjab and
National women Acts etc.
The spokesman said that the website also explains about the organizational
structure, functions, and powers of the Punjab Women Commission.
A Helpline link has been also provided in the website.
PUNJAB CM CONDOLES SAD DEMISE OF PUNJABI
CORRESPONDENT BALBIR SINGH PARMAR
CHANDIGARH SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today expressed
profound grief and sorrow over the sad and untimely demise of correspondent
of Punjabi Tribune Mr. Balbir Singh Parmar based at Sardulgarh.
In a condolence message, Mr.Badal said that Mr.Balbir Singh Parmar
was an outstanding journalist who performed his professional duties
with utmost dedication, commitment and sincerity. He played a significant
role in highlighting the problems of rural areas and its people
of the Malwa belt.
Mr. Badal expressed heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family
and prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and
give strength to them to bear this loss.