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Punjab revises labor rates in all grain markets

April 01, 2015 11:40 PM

CHANDIGRH: The Punjab government today revised labour rates being paid to the labourers in all Mandis of the state by issuing a new rate list for loading, unloading, cleaning, weighing, stitching etc. The instructions have also been issued to all market committees to ensure availability of basic amenities like erratic power supply, potable water, sheds, cleanliness etc in all Mandis of Punjab to facilitate peasantry during ongoing Wheat procurement season.  

The rates have been revised in a high level meeting of Standing Committee chaired by Secretary Mandi Board Mr. Dipinder Singh accompanied by Economic Advisor of Punjab Mr. M.L. Sharma held here.  The Committees also directed all market committees to submit compliance certificates of all amenities by April 7 in main Mandis, main yards, sub yards and all procurement centers to Chairman of Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board (PSAMB).

 Dipinder Singh informed that as per the directions of Agriculture Minister Jathedar Tota Singh all arrangements have been made in mandis to ensure the smooth and uninterrupted flow of wheat procurement. He also informed that revised labour rates would be applicable from April 1 with immediate effect under the Punjab Market Committees Bylaws-1963.

The Secretary also informed that In Category A cotton (40 KG and wool 20 KG) unloading charges would be Rs. 2.63 paise per unit, Dressing Rs. 2.16 paise per unit, weighing and fillings Rs. 5.71 paise per unit. He said that the Rs. 2.28 paise will be paid to the weigh man and rest amount of Rs 3.43 paise be paid to the labourers engaged for this purpose. He said Rs. 1.03 paise will be charged for unloading per unit of Chillies Dry (10 Kg), groundnut 25 KG and fresh Chilli 30 KG. He said Rs. 1.28 paise per unit will be charged for stitching by machine and Rs. 0.96 paise per unit manual. He said Rs. 0.80 paise per unit will be charged for dressing while Rs. 3.04 paise will be charged for weighing & filling per unit.

          He said that Category C sunflower Seed (40 Kg) Unloading Rs.2.83 paise per unit. Power operated cleaning (per sieve) Rs.3.00 paise per unit weighing & fillingRs. 6.23 paise per unit. Stitching by machine      Rs. 1.28 paise per unit.Manual stitching Rs. 0.96 paise per unit.

He said that Category D Wheat 50Kg, Paddy 35 Kg, Urd Moong, Masur, Moth, Arhar, Gram & Kabuli Gram ( Chane Kale & Safed) and Lobia (all 50 Kg) Sarson, Til, Toria, Taramira ( all 40 Kg), Barley (35 Kg), Juar (40 Kg), Maize ( 50 Kg), Bajra and Guara ( 50 Kg) Unloading      Rs. 1.94 paise per unit.Power operated cleaning (per sieve)        Rs. 3.44 paise per unit.Weighing & fillingRs. 5.40 paise per unit.Stitching by machine       Rs.1.28 paise per unit.Manual stitchingRs. 0.96 paise per unit.LoadingRs.  1.53 paise per unit.

He said that Category D-1 Paddy 50 KgUnloading  Rs.2.63 paise per unit.Power operated cleaning (per sieve) Rs. 4.59 paise per unit.Weighing & fillingRs. 6.34 paise per unit.Stitching by machine      Rs. 1.28 paise per unit.Manual stitchingRs. 0.96 paise per unit.Category D-11 Paddy (37.5 Kg) UnloadingRs.2.08 paise per unit.Power operated cleaning (per sieve) Rs. 3.68 paise per unit.Weighing & fillingRs. 5.78 paise per unit.Stitching by machineRs. 1.28 paise per unit.ManustitchingRs. 0.96 paise per unit.

He also said that the  Category D111 Wheat (30 Kg) Unloading Rs. 1.16 paise per unit.Power operated cleaning (per sieve) Rs. 2.06 paise per unit.Weighing & fillingRs. 3.24 paise per unit.Stitching by machineRs.1.28 paise per unit.Manual stitchingRs. 0.96 paise per unit.LoadingRs. 0.92 paise per unit.Category E all other agricultural produce except fruits, Vegetables ,Dry fruits and green fodder Unloading Rs.1.45 paise per unit. Power operated cleaning (per sieve)        Rs. 1.56 paise per unit.Weighing & fillingRs. 3.12 paise per unit.Stitching by machine Rs. 1.28 paise per unit.Manual stitchingRs. 0.96 paise per unit.

 
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