Sukhbir directs DCs to ensure farmers face no hassles at mandis

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DW BUREAU / Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said the aim of the SAD-BJP government is to ensure that the benefit of each and every development oriented scheme reaches all the sections of society to raise their standard of living and transform their lives.

Badal carried out a review of the welfare oriented schemes in a meeting with the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and higher officials of various department here and instructed the DCs that no laxity would be tolerated in the implementation of such schemes.

While reviewing Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojna (BPSSBY), he said that no cards under the scheme are to be distributed through depots instead the disbursal must be effected through vigilance committees. He instructed that by October 30 all the cards must be distributed.

He also said that surprise checks should be conducted by the respective district authorities in the hospitals in order to gain first hand information regarding the implementation of the scheme besides giving widespread amount of publicity to the complaint number connected with the scheme.

Regarding paddy procurement, Badal made it absolutely clear that ‘Bardana’ should be made available in the mandi’s as early as possible and special attention should be paid to ensure hygienic conditions in the mandis.

Batting for the start of lifting from the first day itself, he directed the DCs to interact with the farmers on everyday basis to make sure that the farming community faces no hassles in selling their produce at Mandi’s.

The Deputy CM also laid emphasis on distributing the previously sanctioned atta-dal cards till October 5 through vigilance committees.

Besides this, he also asked the department of Health and Family Welfare to launch a campaign in malls and multiplexes to caution people against dengue and other deadly diseases and ensure hygienic surroundings to prevent these diseases from spreading.

He also directed to identify places in Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Sangrur, Patiala and Ludhiana to construct graveyards and start tendering process immediately in this connection.

Reviewing the Urban and Rural missions, he said that progress report regarding started and completed projects under the missions must be sent to his and Chief Secretary’s office every Monday.

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