With a view to facilitate farmers and Arthiyas during Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) commenced from April 10 in the state, Punjab Mandi Board issued contact numbers of State Control Room setup at Mandi Board Headquarters in Mohali. The numbers have been made operational for all 22 districts to promptly address the issues of farmers and Arthiyas during procurement operations in wake of COVID-19.
Reiterating the resolve of Punjab Government led by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to procure every single grain of the farmers’ produce, Chairman Mandi Board Lal Singh said that all necessary health protocols as well as social distancing measures would be followed in the right earnest to keep the spread of Covid-19 under check. He also added that elaborate arrangements were in place and necessary directions have already been issued to concerned authorities in this regard.
Disclosing further, a Spokesperson of the Mandi Board said that the Chairman also suggested the farmers to download ‘epmb mobile app’ of Mandi Board to get the latest information regarding Mandi activities as well as e-passes for wheat procurement. This app would be immensely beneficial for all stakeholders in the procurement of wheat amid COVID-19, added the spokesperson.
The Spokesperson further said that initially the farmers and arthiyas would be required to contact their Secretary Market Committees for any issue related to procurement and if the same is not resolved, they could contact their respective district control room number.
The Spokesperson further informed that the Mandi Board has also created an email ID firstname.lastname@example.org for the purpose of registering complaints.
Giving details of control room, the spokesperson stated that these have been established for all districts where teams of mandi board have been deputed to get the complaints regarding wheat procurement operations resolved. The farmers and arthiyas of Amritsar district can contact at (0172-5101647), Barnala (0172-5101673) , Bathinda (0172-5101668), Faridkot (0172-5101694), Fatehgarh Sahib (0172-5101665), Fazilka (0172-5101650), Firozpur (0172-5101609), Gurdaspur (0172-5101619), Hoshiarpur (0172-5101605), Jalandhar (0172-5101682), Kapurthala (0172-5101620), Ludhiana (0172-5101629) and Mansa (0172-5101648).
Likewise, the farmers and arthiyas of Moga can contact the control room at 0172-5101700, Mohali (0172-5101641), Pathankot (0172-5101651), Patiala (0172-5101652), Ropar (0172-5101646), Sangrur (0172-5101692), S.B.S. Nagar (0172-5101649), Sri Muktsar Sahib (0172-5101659) and Tarn Taran (0172-5101643).