Raipur: A call attention motion on the delay in the lifting of paddy from procurement centres was moved by Opposition BJP MLAs Dharamlal Kaushik, Ranjana Dipendra Sahu and Punnulal Mohle on the fourth day of the monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik alleged that paddy was getting rotten at paddy procurement centres due to delay in the lifting of paddy from paddy procurement centres.
BJP MLAs asked Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Amarjeet Bhagat to give detail about paddy not being lifted from the paddy procurement centres.
Minister Bhagat informed the House that 91 lakh tons of paddy for 2019-20 were found evaporated at the paddy storage centres. Custom milling of paddy is underway at the rice mills across the state, he added.
The BJP MLAs wanted to know the exact reason for the delay in the lifting of paddy from paddy procurement centres in Dhamtari district where 5221 tons of paddy were found evaporated paddy. The Minister informed that according to the rule, paddy should be lifted within 72 hours from the paddy procurement centres. If paddy is not lifted within 72 hours, the society is authorized to lift the paddy from the paddy procurement centre, he added.
BJP MLA Shivratan Sharma asked the Minister to inform the House about the order date and cancellation date regarding the lifting of paddy.
BJP MLA Chandrakar claimed that Chhattisgarh would suffer a loss of over Rs 8,000 crore due to damage of paddy in the state this year. The BJP MLAs were not satisfied with the Minister’s reply and staged a walkout from the House over this issue.
Earlier, a call attention motion regarding grievances of pensioners was moved by Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) MLA Dr Renu Jogi in the House.
Dr Renu Jogi claimed that the grievances of pensioners were pending and so the pensioners were annoyed with the State government.
In his reply, Chief Minister Baghel denied the allegations of Dr Renu Jogi and said that the grievances of the pensioners are being resolved continuously.
The extension office of the Centralized Pension Processing Cell (CPCC) has been opened at the SBI office, Byron Bazar. Pensioners are getting paid on time. 10,790 pension cases have been forwarded to the CPCC Bhopal. There are only 368 pending pension cases and these cases will be resolved soon, the Chief Minister said.
On the demand of Dr Renu Jogi to implement the old pension scheme, the Chief Minister said that there is no plan of the State government to implement the old pension scheme because the government has already implemented a new pension scheme in 2004.
Another call attention motion regarding a delay in payment of compensation amount to a landowner in a land acquisition case was moved by Bilaspur Congress MLA Shailesh Pandey in the House.
Shailesh Pandey said in the House that the divisional commissioner Bilaspur had given an order to pay the compensation amount to the landowner, whose land was acquired by the State government at Dhaurabhatha village under Bilha tahsil of Bilaspur district around 15 years ago.
In his reply, Revenue Minister Jaisingh Agrawal said that the Divisional Commissioner had been ordered in 2015 to examine the case and dispose of the case according to the rule.
On the demand of MLA Pandey, Revenue Minister Agrawal said that the cases would be examined and disposed of within three months.