Punjab News: On Sunday, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann emphasized the need to promote inter-state trade of agricultural produce to ensure fair prices for farmers. During a meeting with the Chairmsn and Managing Directors of mandi boards from different states at Punjab Bhawan, he stressed the importance of creating a common platform for buying and selling commodities.
Mann pointed out that this step was essential to protect the interests of both consumers and farmers, guaranteeing quality products for the public and fair prices for agricultural producers. He highlighted that in a globalized world, removing unnecessary restrictions on the production and marketing of agricultural goods within states was crucial.
CM stressed on urgency of approach:
The Chief Minister also emphasized the urgency of this approach, given the rising costs of farming inputs and diminishing profitability in agriculture. He believed that establishing a common marketing platform would significantly benefit farmers.
Additionally, Mann informed the visiting delegations about the successful use of the Rural Development Fund for public welfare in the state. However, he expressed concern that a substantial sum of Rs 5,637.4 crore from the state’s Rural Development Fund remained pending with the Union Government, despite various efforts to release the funds.
Who attended meeting:
The meeting was attended by various prominent figures, including Chairman Harchand Singh Barsat, Chairman Parkash Chander Velip, Chairman Aditya Devilal Chautala, MD Ashish Bhatgain, and others.