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Zero tolerance towards bungling in procurement: Lal Chand Kataruchak

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) The Punjab Government is scrupulously adhering to the policy of zero tolerance towards any bungling in procurement during the ongoing paddy procurement season and is taking strong action against those indulging in the malpractices as the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led State Government has pledged to ensure a transparent and clean governance model.

Disclosing this, the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. Lal Chand Kataruchak said that as part of this, M/s Bhai Lehna Ji Rice Mills, Bariwala has been blacklisted for 3 years and its paddy allotment also stands cancelled.

The Minister further said that the C.V.C. team of the Department enquired into the paddy stock of the mill and found that the Mill has excess paddy to the tune of 8000 sacks (3000 Quintals) and its Government price is Rs. 75 lakhs. "Hoarding of such a nature is simply intolerable as it has direct adverse effect on the farming sector of the State", added the Minister.



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