LAHORE :The government has decided to set up complaint centres at tehsil, district and province level to redress the grievances of wheat growers. The centres would promptly respond to growers and ensure protection of their rights, a senior official of Punjab Food Department told APP here on Saturday. A citizen feedback system, digital monitoring system and other services of the government would be actively used to ensure transparency during the wheat procurement campaign which is being started from April, 15, he said. The government wants to completely eliminate the role of the middleman and safeguard interests of farmers, he said.
He said that the government had removed the time restriction at the procurement centres during wheat procurement and arrangements were also being made for sitting and others facilities like drinking water for farmers at the centres. He said the entire wheat produce would be procured from cultivators. A procurement target of 35 lakh metric ton has been set in the province for year 2014.