PASWAN ASSURES PUNJAB CM OF TIME-BOUND RESOLUTION OF PENDING ISSUES TO ENSURE TIMELY RELEASE OF CCL FOR ONGOING PADDY SEASON

PASWAN ASSURES PUNJAB CM OF TIME-BOUND RESOLUTION OF PENDING ISSUES TO ENSURE TIMELY RELEASE OF CCL FOR ONGOING PADDY SEASON

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Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, on assured the Punjab Chief Minister of time-bound resolution of all the pending issues to enable timely release of Cash Credit Limit (CCL) for the ongoing Paddy procurement season in the state.

The Union Food Minister assured Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh of immediate release of the balance reimbursement of Rs. 500 crore towards ID Cess and Purchase stock on Wheat (RMS 2017-18). He also directed the department officials to clear Rs. 400 crore of the pending Rs. 857 crore subsidy under NFSA for 2nd quarter and 3rd quarter 2018 within a day or two, while acceding to Captain Amarinder Singh’s request for expeditious release of Rs. 435 crore of Custody and Maintenance charge for Paddy.

This was disclosed to media persons Captain Amarinder Singh after a meeting with the Union Minister to press for expediting resolution of various important pending matters to ensure timely release of CCL.

The Chief Minister said they had discussed all pending payments, which Paswan had assured of prompt resolution.

The Chief Minister said he had also raised the issue of smooth movement of stored grains and had urged Paswan to direct FCI to expedite the movement to enable the creation of space for fresh arrivals. He told media persons he would also be taking up the issue with the Railways Minister and seek more trains to speed up the transportation of food grains.

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