Punjab government to provide all possible facilities to farmers

Muhammad Sudhir Chaudhry Deputy Bureau Chief Lahore

23rd Apr, 2020. 07:24 pm
Punjab government

The Punjab government is providing all possible facilities to farmers and Bardana (gunny bags) is being distributed in a transparent manner in the province for the first time through a mobile app designed by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB).

These views were expressed by Chief Secretary Punjab Major (r) Azam Suleman Khan during a meeting held to review wheat procurement and security arrangements for holy month of Ramzan. Provincial Law Minister Raja Basharat, Commissioner Lahore Saif Anjum, CCPO Zulfiqar Hameed and officers concerned participated in the meeting whereas Inspector General of Police Shoaib Dastgir, divisional commissioners and regional police officers joined through video link.

The meeting was briefed that so far about 1,418,000 ton of Bardana (gunny bags) has been distributed among 49,000 farmers and 345,000 metric ton wheat has been procured in the province. In south Punjab crop of wheat on 47 lac acres and gram on 22 lac acres have been harvested, wheat procurement is in process and 365,000 tons of the commodity is available in the stock.

Speaking at the meeting, the Chief Secretary said that protection of life and property of people is the prime responsibility of the government. He directed that foolproof security be ensured in the province during the holy month of Ramzan.

The meeting was told that the security plan for Ramzan has been finalized. Peace committees have been made ‘active’ and geo-tagging of mosques has been completed across the province. The Urdu translation of 20-point SOPs for congregational and Traweeh prayers in mosques during Ramzan is being displayed at public places for awareness of citizens. The meeting also decided to engage teams of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to resolve issues related to biometric verification during distribution of financial assistance under the Ehsaas Programme.

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