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Punjab govt orders rice millers to complete milling by Mar 31

Posted on Nov 20, 10:25PM | UNI

The Punjab government today issued strict instructions for the rice millers to complete milling process of produce of current paddy season till March 31, failing which legal action would be taken against the erring rice millers.

Stating this here today, Food and Civil Supplies Commissioner Satwant Singh Johal said that specific instructions had also been issued to the rice millers to make arrangements for the milling of the 20 lakh tonne paddy, which was already lying in the rice mills from the last season, till December 31.

He said that the Punjab government was committed to complete the milling of paddy in the stipulated time frame. He said Food and Civil Supplies Minister Adaish Partap singh Kairon had reviewed the status of paddy procurement and milling.

Mr Johal said the Punjab government had decided to lower the milling capacity of all those rice mills which were storing the less paddy than ts allotted capacity. He said the milling capacity of 47 mills had been lowered.