- Weighing of produce at the support price purchase center, farmers were not on the spot
- Even after complaining, there was no investigation of substandard wheat
May 20, 2020, 07:24 AM IST
Mungaoli Many times people complained about the purchase of substandard quality wheat at the support price procurement centers and the number of wheat installed at the procurement centers. But even after this, the administration did not take any further action. Due to this, the procurement center operators are making purchases in a fearless manner and the shops are being looted openly in the name of farmers.
A similar view was seen on Nadankhedi procurement center number 1 on Monday. Wheat dhows were being weighed at the center for several days. In this regard, when information was sought about the wheat farmers at the center, no farmer was present on the spot. Neither the employees present at the procurement center gave any answer to this. From this, it can be clearly said that in the name of farmers at the centers, the committee manager is being looted.
Action not taken even after complaint: Administrative officials have not taken any action till date despite constant complaints from wheat procurement centers. Procurement center operators are defaming the administration in the name of farmers. The minimum support price at the procurement center is more than Rs 1900. Wheat in the same mandi is running around 1700 rupees quintal. Thus the purchasing center operators are buying wheat in the name of farmers on the basis of fake registration.
72 quintal substandard wheat missing
A few days ago 72 quintal of substandard quality wheat was found at this procurement center. Warehoused people refused to take this wheat and asked to remove it. But this wheat was not removed. But no one is able to tell where this wheat went. Similarly, the poor wheat found on Dongra center was kept at substandard wheat center. But till date the administration of this inferior wheat kept at the center has not conducted any investigation. The government is being defrauded in connivance with the responsible officer and procurement center operator. The representatives of the purchasing center operators are also not being seen by the public representatives.