Meeting takes place between CM Chouhan and Union Minister Piyush Goyal

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today called on Union Minister of Railways, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Piyush Goyal in Delhi today. During the meeting, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan demanded that under the difficult circumstances of the second wave of Corona in the state this year the lacklustre wheat of the farmers should be lifted. He informed that this year also 128.16 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been procured in the state and full credit goes to the farmers.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan informed that the untimely rains in different districts of the state, has resulted in the condition of lacklustre wheat in 26 districts of the state, but its nutrients and quality remains intact. Shri Chouhan informed that the central government has given permission to procure up to 10 percent lacklustre wheat. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan urged that due to untimely rains, the percentage of lacklustreness has increased from 10 to 80 percent in the state, which has been procured in the interest of farmers. He urged that the central government should get 80 lakh metric tonnes of wheat lifted by the Food Corporation of India at the earliest, so that the problem of storage does not arise. He said that due to the limited consumption of wheat in the Public Distribution System in the state in the last years, there is a possibility of more time consumption in the disposal of the procured lacklustre wheat. Therefore, like in the previous years, this year also, permission to take delivery of the lacklustre wheat should be given to the Food Corporation of India at the earliest.

Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal listened carefully to Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and assured to take appropriate action in this regard.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also discussed the various railway projects pending at the centre and urged for early decision on them. Union Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal assured to take early decision on pending projects.