Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that every single grain of wheat would be purchased from the farmers in the state under the wheat procurement process.
The farmers should maintain calm without getting misled by any wrong propaganda, the Chief Minister said adding that the remaining farmers will be registered within three days and the wheat would be purchased from them.
Chouhan said this while addressing the commissioners and collectors through videoconferencing at Mantralaya here last evening. He asked the officials to assure the farmers that their produce will be purchased at all cost.
Chouhan said that wheat purchase on minimum support price is a massive task and added that the process was upset due to inadequate supply of gunny bags recently but there is no shortage.
There should be no doubts among the farmers regarding availability of gunny bags, the Chief Minister said and pointed out that they should be rest assured of procurement on minimum support price.
He said that remaining farmers should be registered by May 03 and not a single one should be left out. Chouhan asked the commissioners and collectors to rationalise the distribution of bags. The gunny bags available with the purchase centres reporting the procurement in lesser quantity should be dispatched to other centres reporting excessive purchase.
The Chief Minister said that the bonus on minimum support price is for the genuine farmers. Middlemen should not be allowed to take advantage of this at any cost. Chouhan asked the collectors to make arrangements for lifting the procured wheat simultaneously with the procurement and farmers should get payment without delay.
He said that Madhya Pradesh occupies top position in the country for procuring massive quantity of wheat on minimum support price.