Punjab sets up Cabinet Sub-Committee to suggest ways to eliminate Financial Gap in Foodgrain Procurement

Chandigarh, March 2, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

The Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday constituted a cabinet sub-committee to address the financial gap resulting from the systemic issues in the foodgrain procurement process.

The three-member sub-committee consists of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, Rural Development & Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Food & Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu.

It has been mandated to work out the modalities for the elimination of financial gap, which is to be cleared through budget provision. It will suggest ways to bring greater transparency and efficiency in the proposed Punjab Food Grains Labour & Cartage Policy, 2020-21.

According to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office, this step would go a long way in ensuring a level playing field for all the stakeholders, besides minimising the financial gaps.