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This happened in India

naithru

Active member
story in an opposition ruled state

Punjab is governed by a "opposition" party. Their CM vowed not one grain of wheat would be wasted in the Khariff crop. So Punjab and Central Govt worked in tandem to harvest the crop. You probably know Punjab contributes 35% of our wheat.

Usual seasonal migrant labour was missing. To compensate, people under MNREGA were mobilised by Centre. Fleets of combined harvesters were mobilised and escorted in convoys from elsewhere to Punjab's fields. FCI was mobilised. 2000 odd *additional* mandis were created to reduce crowding and improve social distancing. Centre controlled Paramilitary forces worked with local police to control convoys of thousands of trucks and tractors conveying wheat from fields to mandi/arat and beyond to godowns. Harvesting started on 15 Apr and is continuing. They are actually lighting up the fields at night to allow harvesting on 24x7 basis. The focus is to quickly complete harvesting and disband the workforce to reduce chances of disease spread.

Net result? Last year Punjab harvested 1.3 Million Tonnes (MT) all thru April. Some more in May. This year, from 15-26 Apr i.e. in 9 days only, Punjab has harvested 2.8 MT. Stunning! Not only that, Punjab would have all time high record wheat production this year.

FCI is present at all the mandis and arats, procuring and immediately paying for the wheat as it is coming in. Putting money in the hands of the farmers, encouraging them to harvest even more quickly.

Story doesn't end there. Punjab Govt is working with FCI and Indian Railways to simultaneously take the grain away from Punjab. Because there is no place to store all that grain in Punjab itself.

So Indian Railways have created special Annapoorna Trains. Each train is an amazing 2.4 km long, comprising 84 wagons with multiple engines and radio communication between driver and guard. Best of Ind Rail drivers and guards from the Shatbadis and Rajdhanis are operating the Annapoornas. These trains are taking all the wheat away from Punjab to FCI godowns around the country.

In April last year IR transported some 2 MT of food grains. This April they have already crossed 4 MT and April isn't over yet.

All of the above is being managed by special teams comprising DMs + SPs + Para Military + IR + FCI under the overall supervision of MHA. Brilliant example of amazing achievement if State + Centre works together.
 

prasad1

Well-known member
  • How Modi haters are keeping quiet. Should not.
This comment shows ignorance. The op is the way the central government should work. The Center should work with all states if it fails any state then the center should be criticized.

It is like in a family, if the parents take care of one child and neglect other children then parents failed.
I am not a Modi hater, I am not a Modi Bhakt either.
I am Indian at heart and want the best for India. Unfortunately for Modi Bhakt I see and read every news item about India. So I am aware of Modi Government failures as well. That is the problem for totally blind Modi Bhakts because they have their eyes shut (Gandhari syndrome).
 

tbs

Well-known member
hi

mainly all wheat harvesting using mechines and labors from bihar.....when i was in punjab some years

back while in army service....very professionaly oriented and hard working farming community....

this is not happening delta farmers in tamil nadu....many padies lying open ground with out

proper stocking managements..its sad story for tamil nadu..
 
This is a classic case when Centre and States come together to achieve a common goal. Happens rarely, but this is a rare occassion owing to CoVid. Captain Amarinder Singh is certainly a good administrator. This is a time to keep trivial party-fanning theories apart and appreciate real good work. Appreciate Captain and his Team.
 
This comment shows ignorance. The op is the way the central government should work. The Center should work with all states if it fails any state then the center should be criticized.

It is like in a family, if the parents take care of one child and neglect other children then parents failed.
I am not a Modi hater, I am not a Modi Bhakt either.
I am Indian at heart and want the best for India. Unfortunately for Modi Bhakt I see and read every news item about India. So I am aware of Modi Government failures as well. That is the problem for totally blind Modi Bhakts because they have their eyes shut (Gandhari syndrome).
I agree! If there are no constructive criticism, there is no path for further growth.
 

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