CHANDIGARH, APRIL 26
Taking note of the farmers protesting against their crop of tomatoes not being sold in the sabzi mandi at Charkhi Dadri, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, today directed the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ajay Singh Tomar, to go into the matter and take necessary remedial steps.
After investigating the matter, the Deputy Commissioner suspended auction recorder, Mohan Singh, and recommended to the higher authorities to suspend the secretary, Market Committee. The grievances of farmers were redressed on the spot.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said during the day the protesting farmers had locked the gate of the sabzi mandi due to their tomatoes not being sold and levelled allegations of negligence against officers and officials of the sabzi mandi.
During the investigation, it came to light that there was only one trader in the sabzi mandi who was purchasing tomatoes despite huge quantity of tomatoes being brought to the mandi. The Deputy Commissioner apprised the Chief Minister of the situation, who, in turn, directed him to take strict action.
The Auction Recorder, Mohan Singh, was suspended for not taking necessary steps on time. Since the entire responsibility of the sabzi mandi and anaj mandi lies with the secretary, Market Committee, the higher authorities have been asked to suspend the Secretary.
The spokesman said the state government had started ‘Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana' so that farmers got right price for their produce. The government is committed to take action against those officers and officers who are found guilty of committing irregularities, he added.