Chandigarh, August 9- Haryana Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister, Mr Karan Dev Kamboj said that FIR had been registered against 94 defaulter Rice Millers from the year 2013 to 2017.

The Minister was addressing a press conference here today.

He said that besides taking action on Rice Millers for not delivering the Custom Milled Rice (CMR), actions are also being taken against the concerned inspector and sub-inspector, assistant food and supplies officer under Rule 7. He said that the delivery of 47,352 tonnes of rice of Kharif crops of Rice Millers were pending to Food Corporation of India in 2013-14. This pendency of CMR is continuously been decreasing due to the efforts of the present government and now the pending delivery has reduced to 1,736 tonnes in 2016-17.

He said that the present state government has launched special campaign for recovery from rice millers, resultantly, in the last two years about 99 per cent CMR has been recovered. He said that the state government has recovered about Rs 11 crore for pending CMR of 2013-14 and 2015-16, from two rice millers. Besides this, directions were issued to attach property of three other rice millers of Kurukshetra by Deputy Commissioner, Kurukshetra, to the tune of about Rs 25 crore.

He said that in view of interest of farmers, the state government has made arrangements to make all payments of farmers for selling their produce of rice, wheat and bajra on minimum support price, as desired by them in their bank accounts. The present government has not only increased the quantity of crops for purchase but has also increased their prices. In the year 2018-19, 87.33 lakh MT Wheat was purchased at Rs 1,735 per quintal as compared to 58.56 lakh MT wheat purchased at Rs 1,350 per quintal in 2013-14. Similarly, in 2018-19, 59.57 lakh MT paddy was purchased at Rs 1,550, as compared to 35.87 lakh MT Paddy at Rs 1,310 per quintal in 2013-14. Apart from this, the present government has procured 0.31 lakh MT Bajra at Rs 1,435 in 2017-18, which was not procured by the previous government.