Releases Rs 42 cr to depot holders as commission for wheat distribution under ‘PMAKY’
Punjab Government is considering to allow the state’s depot holders to sell some MARKFED-manufactured products. At the same time, in relief to Punjab depot holders, the state Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs Department on Friday released Rs 42 crore as commission to them on the directions of the Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak for the distribution of wheat under Pradhan Mantri Ann Kalyan Yojana (PMAKY).
The Minister, presiding over a meeting with the state’s depot holders, said that the State Government is fully apprised of the problems being encountered by the depot holders and is fully engaged to address the same. “As part of the solution, the Government is sincerely exploring the option to allow the depot holders for selling some MARKFED-manufactured products. As MARKFED is a name to reckon with in the market and has a great brand value, the income of depot holders is likely to increase manifold by selling these products,” he said.
“The issues such as increasing the commission of depot holders besides eligible beneficiaries being left out of the ration card scheme, are also under my active consideration and no stone would be left unturned to resolve these,” he said.
Drawing the line, the Minister categorically said that complete transparency is being ensured in the Department’s functioning with zero tolerance towards corruption. He appealed to everyone to come forward and join hands with the Government for creating a new, progressive as well as a prosperous Punjab.