IN A FIRST, PUNJAB INITIATES PROCUREMENT OF MOONG CROP ON MSP

JAGRAON MANDI LEADS STATE WITH ARRIVAL OF 58 % OF THE TOTAL CROP SO FAR

Chandigarh, June 12:To encourage the farmers for crop diversification and supplement their income, the Punjab Government has in a maiden and path breaking initiative, started the procurement of the Summer Moong crop at a Minimum Support Price of Rs. 7275 per quintal directly from the farmers.

Jagraon Mandi in Ludhiana district led the state with the arrival of around 58 percent of the total crop so far.

` The Summer Moong crop is being procured on MSP Rs. 7275 per quintal thereby the farmers will get Rs. 36,000 as an additional income with five quintals expected yield per acre in between Wheat harvest and Paddy cultivation.

Giving affirmative response to appeal of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the farmers of the state have this year sown the Summer Moong crop over around one lakh acres of land as compared to 50,000 acres last year. A yield of 4.75 lac quintal is expected this year.

According to the spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office, Bhagwant Mann had appealed to the farmers, “This step will definitely save the natural resources of the state in terms of precious groundwater besides improving soil health and generating additional income for the farmers. This will further benefit the cultivation of short-duration varieties of paddy which is expected to save 10-20% of underground water."

The state government has declared Markfed and Cooperative Societies as the state nodal agencies for the procurement and storage of Summer Moong and another logistic support for Marketing Season, 2022-23. Likewise, the Punjab Mandi Board has also notified 40 Mandis for procurement of Moong till July 31, 2022. The staff of Markfed and Cooperative Societies have been deputed in the notified mandis for procuring the Moong besides facilitating the farmers.

As per data available from the Punjab Mandi Board, 1503 quintal Moong crop arrived in various Mandis across the state, of which 878 quintals have already been procured so far. The State agency Markfed procured 663 quintals on MSP, while rest 215 quintals by private agencies on above of MSP.

Out of total arrival of Moong across the state, 790 quintal (58 percent) Moong crop arrived only in Jagraon Mandi followed by Barnala with arrival of 510 quintals. Out of 790 quintals crop arrived in Jagraon Mandi, 555 quintals were procured by government and private agencies on MSP or above.

The State Government has already implemented the DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) for the crop procured on MSP and the payment thereof is being directly credited to the bank accounts of the farmers by the procurement agency Markfed.

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PUNJAB MANDI BOARD LAUNCHES SPECIAL DRIVE FOR RE-CONSTRUCTION OF BERMS ON RURAL LINK ROADS

2500 KMS OF ROADS COVERED SO FAR FOR ENSURING FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

Chandigarh, June 12-With a view to provide safe commuting experience to people, the Punjab Mandi Board, with the cooperation of farmers and respective district administrations launched a special drive for the re-construction of Berms (kutcha path) on the embankment of Rural Link Roads across the state after the wheat harvesting season.

So far around 2500 Kms of Link Roads have been covered under this drive. Pertinently, the missing road berms caused a number of accidents besides causing major damage to newly carpeted roads. Due to complete absence of berms alongside several link roads the commuters were at the receiving end as it has narrowed the rural link roads thereby causing a lot of inconvenience to them.

Disclosing this here today, Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board Sarvjit Singh said that the state government led by Chief Minister Sardar Bhagwant Singh Mann has laid special emphasis on taking several measures to facilitate people and reduce road accidents. He said that as a part of it Mandi Board led this special initiative by launching a massive drive for the re-construction of berms on both sides of link roads. The Chairman said that the farmers are also wholeheartedly cooperating with the officials for this noble initiative to ensure safety of people. He expressed hoped that this step will be instrumental in reducing the incidents of road accidents happening due to narrow link roads thereby saving several precious lives. He said that major work in this regard is likely to complete before the beginning of paddy sowing season.

On the directions of Chairman, Secretary Mandi Board Ravi Bhagat issued detailed instructions to Field Engineers for the construction of Road Berms. He categorically said that any laxity in this cause is unwarranted and undesirable. Ravi Bhagat said that every officer must perform his duty zealously to complete the work in a time bound and result oriented manner.

Accordingly, the Field Engineers have taken up the task of construction of road berms and the work of providing earth filling on the berms. The work is being done mechanically by shifting the earth from vacant Agriculture land available after the harvesting of Wheat. This mechanical procedure also ensures that the level of agricultural land is not disturbed.

The entire task is being done by the Field Engineers by roping in construction Agencies under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It is worth mentioning that at the time of overtaking, heavy vehicles ply on Kutcha Berms, which leads to damage of Berms and displacement of earth from the berms. Less width of the berms leads to early damage of roads, ingress of water in the base of Roads from Agriculture land leading to damage of road crust. This also leads to road accidents while overtaking of Vehicles.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

12th June 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

705038

19693907

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

1638

760711

3

No. of patients discharged

1442

742692

4

Total Deaths reported

9

17755

5

Sample collected on the day

10527

6

Test conducted on the day

10319

7

Positive cases on the day

43

8

Number of active Cases

264

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

8

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

3

11

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

0

12

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218645

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

2

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117385

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

7

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

210339

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

11

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1013129

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

133

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8319496

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

1181

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7344943

24

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

527

25

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

12572999

26

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

2537

27

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

10029967

28

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

76

29

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

1080547

30

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

237

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

732878

32

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

164

33

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

586489

34

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose on the day

929

35

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

305174

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

622

37

Total Precautionary dose given

680904

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

663

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

3736

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

4399

On 12th June 2022

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

Nil

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

13

(Jalandhar-1, Kapurthala-1, Ludhiana-1, Muktsar-3, SAS Nagar-7)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

1

(Jalandhar-1)

Patients reported Positive on 12th June 2022 - 43

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

SAS Nagar

16

3.78%

16 New Cases

423 Samples Tested

Ludhiana

10

0.37%

10 New Cases

2695 Samples Tested

Patiala

6

1.68%

6 New Cases

357 Samples Tested

Ropar

3

1.03%

3 New Cases

291 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

2

0.92%

2 New Cases

217 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

2

1.54%

2 New Cases

130 Samples Tested

Moga

2

0.79%

2 New Cases

254 Samples Tested

Pathankot

1

1.37%

1 New Case

73 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

1

0.63%

1 New Case

158 Samples Tested

Amritsar

0

0.00%

Nil

1170 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

125 Samples Tested

Bathinda

0

0.00%

Nil

225 Samples Tested

Faridkot

0

0.00%

Nil

191 Samples Tested

Fazilka

0

0.00%

Nil

71 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

0

0.00%

Nil

128 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

0

0.00%

Nil

423 Samples Tested

Jalandhar

0

0.00%

Nil

1356 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

0

0.00%

Nil

296 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

0

0.00%

Nil

17 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

186 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

183 Samples Tested

Sangrur

0

0.00%

Nil

649 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

701 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

43

0.42%

Cumulative Cases: -

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Cured

Total Deaths

Total Active Cases

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Ludhiana

228

110004

181

107670

3

2282

52

2

SAS Nagar

474

96163

384

94917

1

1149

97

3

Jalandhar

150

78420

123

76823

1

1579

18

4

Patiala

241

62272

220

60792

0

1457

23

5

Amritsar

92

59489

87

57795

0

1682

12

6

Bathinda

61

50929

55

49833

0

1088

8

7

Hoshiarpur

69

40909

74

39806

0

1096

7

8

Gurdaspur

24

26963

21

26094

1

865

4

9

Pathankot

52

24584

50

24083

0

495

6

10

Fazilka

30

23428

42

22881

0

545

2

11

Muktsar

13

22567

15

22025

0

539

3

12

Kapurthala

41

22076

39

21491

1

583

2

13

Ropar

38

17976

30

17513

0

455

8

14

Ferozepur

19

17918

19

17379

0

537

2

15

Mansa

6

17234

5

16841

1

393

0

16

Faridkot

33

16816

34

16475

0

338

3

17

Sangrur

0

14309

1

13574

0

735

0

18

SBS Nagar

23

13425

26

13014

0

409

2

19

FG Sahib

21

11855

12

11492

0

354

9

20

Moga

9

10997

9

10740

1

255

2

21

Tarn Taran

6

10904

3

10508

0

394

2

22

Barnala

7

7504

12

7155

0

349

0

23

Malerkotla

1

3969

0

3791

0

176

2

Total

1638

760711

1442

742692

9

17755

264


Micro- Containment Zones:

S. No

District

S. No

Micro Containments

Population of the area contained

1

Ludhiana

1

House No. 651/2 Gurdev Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana L4/1/431

Total

1