Chandigarh: Farmers of Punjab will now be able to get freedom from frequent visits to the mandis. Because of the ongoing procurement season, CM has given instructions to ensure smooth procurement and transportation of paddy from grain markets across the state. In fact, on Saturday, presiding over a meeting with the administrative secretaries of the state government in his office, CM Bhagwant Mann said that every grain of farmers should be procured and transported without any delay.
Bhagwant Mann expressed satisfaction that about 50 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been harvested in the mandis across the state and Rs 7307.93 crores has been paid to the farmers. Farmers should complete the procurement process without any problem. While talking on another agenda, the CM said that farmers should be made aware about not burning the stubble. He said that by burning the stubble, besides polluting the environment, human life also gets a serious problem. Bhagwant Mann said that there is a need to make every effort to prevent it by making the farmers aware of its bad effects.
While reviewing the functioning of Aam Aadmi Clinics in the state, the CM expressed satisfaction that 7500 patients are taking benefit of these clinics on a daily basis. He said that these clinics are proving to be a boon to the common people by providing standard treatment facilities. Bhagwant Mann also asked the health department to strengthen 400 other healthcare centres across the state. While taking stock of the functioning of the service centres in the state, the CM asked the officers to take immediate action on the complaints regarding additional recovery made for the services rendered in these service centres. He directed to take strict action against the employees involved in such activities. Bhagwant Mann said that prompt disposal of citizen-centric services should be ensured in all 531 service centres across the state. In view of the festive season, the CM rated the health department of poor quality and asked to stop sweets and spurious milk products. He said that no one would be allowed to play with the precious lives of people. Bhagwant Mann said that strict action should be taken against those who put people's lives at stake for their benefit.