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A reader has raised certain issues regarding the rejection of procured items and payments to the farmers, which was published in the magazine. The comments from our end is in red colour, pl. proofread.
Published in magazine
Apropos (Fresh strategy October 18), I have some suggestions. I am a university professor turned horticulturist. Having supplied some fruits to PNT's local collection centre at Attibele in Bangalore, I observed some common lapses in the centre's functioning. It has no proper way of acknowledging the supplies made by farmers. Very often, I have been informed that farm supplies are rejected without any proof of rejection. There is no proper billing system to reflect the rate and amount paid to farmers for their supplies. An acknowledgment at the time of receiving vegetables and a receipt raised against supplies needs to be issued. It takes a long time for farmers to get their money from the PNT Collection outlet. This is a problem all farmers face. I would like PNT to fix these.
PNT Growers Association is a Self Help Group for facilitating the farmers to send the material to PNT Market. They are raising a consignment note on receipt of the material from farmer, along with consignment the material will move to PNT Market. After receipt of material at PNT Market, the Quality Department checks the quality whether it is as per the specified grades. If any deviation being found the material will move to the sorting & grading section. Then only the final quantity and grade are declared and accepted.
After auction or sales the approved prices for the farmers will be declared on daily basis accordingly the payments are released to the association, in turn the association will release to the farmer after entering the details in their procurement register through cheque.
Any farmer who is having any doubts or grievances they may see the procurement register and clear their doubts. The system is of the same grounds of milk procurement.
Thank you in advance,
PNT Growers Association is a self-help group for facilitating farmers sending material (crops? products?) to PNT Market. They develop a consignment note (form?) on receipt of the material from the farmer, along with a consignment rate for the material at the PNT Market. After receipt of the material at PNT Market, the Quality Department checks the quality and determines whether it is as per the specified grades. If any deviation is found, the material will move to the sorting & grading section. Then, only the final quantity and grade is declared and accepted.
After the auction or sales, the approved prices for the farmers will be declared on daily basis according to the payments that are released to the association. In turn, the association will release a check to the farmer after entering the details in their procurement register.
Any farmer who is having doubts or grievances may see the procurement register (officials?) to clear up any problems. This system is the same for the milk procurement program.