Keep middle men at bay in wheat purchase: Akhilesh
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 20:50
  
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday directed officials to ensure direct purchase of wheat from farmers and keep middle-men at bay.

"The wheat should be purchased directly from farmers and middle man should be kept at bay from the process. Besides, farmers should be given payments within a week," Akhilesh said while reviewing wheat purchase in the state.

He said that such an arrangement should be made that there should be no distress sale and added that temporary storage arrangement of wheat should be made to avoid wastage.

About the payments to farmers, Akhilesh said proposal to provide Rs 1,000 crores after taking suggestions from finance department would be expedited.

He also directed the chief secretary to review wheat purchase every fortnightly.

At the meeting, the CM was informed that target of 42 MT wheat purchase has been fixed and 4,656 purchase centres have been established to facilitate farmers.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 20:50


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