Distributive policy

Punjab rice farmers demand transparent policy and fair distribution of paddy

: Representatives of the Punjab Rice Millers Association on Saturday demanded a corruption-free policy and fair and equitable distribution of paddy among the millers during their meeting with the Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Lal Chand Kataruchak here

: Representatives of the Punjab Rice Millers Association on Saturday demanded a corruption-free policy and fair and equitable distribution of paddy among the millers during their meeting with the Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Lal Chand Kataruchak .

Representatives led by the President of the Punjab Rice Millers Association, Tarsem Saini, have advocated stopping the paddy, which is stored in rice mills to be custom-milled, resulting in a huge loss to the treasury public.

They also demanded that the distribution of paddy among the millers be fair and equitable and that representation be given to the rice industry in district allotment committees.

Assuring cooperation to the rice milling sector, the minister said that a sound policy meeting the interests of the rice millers would be formed.

“Transparency would be the hallmark of my work,” the minister said, adding that the rice farmers’ interests are now in good hands.

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