Piyush Goyal to meet Punjab Food Minister over direct online payments to state farmers


Union Minister Piyush Goyal. (File photo)

Special things

  • Piyush Goyal will meet Punjab’s food minister
  • The issue is related to the farmers of Punjab
  • Food minister of Punjab is Bharat Bhushan Ashu

new Delhi:

In the new procurement season, Union Food Minister Piyush Goyal will meet Punjab Food Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Thursday on the issue of direct online payment of government purchases of Punjab farmers’ produce. Earlier, Piyush Goyal had written a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on 27 March 2021 that during the new procurement season it was mandatory for the farmers of Punjab to make payments directly to their bank accounts. And the state government should initiate the initiative to ensure this.

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Piyush Goyal wrote in his letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, “In the interest of farmers, the Government of India has been requesting the Punjab Government since 2018 to arrange for procurement of farmers’ produce and direct online payment to them under the Public Finance Management System. Be restored. “

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He further wrote, “The State Government has repeatedly requested to extend the time limit to restore this new system and it was accepted by the Government of India during KMS 2019-20, RMS 2O2O-2L and KMS 2O2O-21 as well, But despite getting enough time, the Punjab government has not restored this system yet. The Food Ministry has written to the Punjab Government again on March 4, 2021, requesting them to make direct online payments to farmers during the RMS 202L-22 season. Implement the arrangement. “

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