Kathua: Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Rahul Yadav today inspected wheat procurement Mandi, here at Bhajwal.
He took stock of arrivals of wheat and arrangements made by Food Corporation of India and HTA contactor for stocking.
Chief Agriculture Officer, Vijay K Upadhaya; District Agriculture Officer (Ext.), Raju Mahajan; SMS-DL, Krishan Kant; AEO, Sunita Rani and other field staff of Agriculture and FCI were also present.
The Deputy Commissioner also inspected Facilitation/ Registration Counter established by Department of Agriculture and FW at the Mandi site.
Interacting with Farmers and Contractor, the DC passed on spot instructions to the authorities for making hassle free procurement and arrangements along with all logistic support. The instructions were also issued for the proper monitoring of weighing machines to avoid any error.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the Chief Agriculture Officer to liaise with Metrology Department and conduct surprise monitoring of weighing Machines. He also stressed on uniformity in fixation of cleaning rates at the procurement centres across the district.
Pertinently, for the smooth procurement of the Wheat produce, 7 Procurement Mandies have been opened in the district at Channi, Bhajwal, Nagri, Kundechak, Palli, Marheen and Padyari, where Department of Agriculture and FW has deputed sufficient staff to facilitate farming community.