16 places identified for wheat, paddy mandies in Jammu

As many as 16 places have been identified in Jammu region to establish mandies for wheat and paddy procurement, an official spokesperson said here today.
Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Zulfkar Ali said the Government has identified 16 places in Jammu for establishment of mandies for wheat and paddy procurement after due consultation with various legislators and stakeholders.
Urging Food Corporation of India (FCI) to ensure that the mandies are established well in time, the Minister asked FCI to establish the mandies by October 7, 2016. He also instructed Agriculture Production Department to provide all the logistic and infrastructural support to FCI in the procurement process by October 1, 2016.
The Minister said that welfare of farmers is the top priority of Government and every effort would be made to ensure that they get due for their hard work. He urged the FCI to ensure that the farmers do not suffer and are provided with “Reasonable Minimum Support Price.” (

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