Haryana Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Karan Dev Kamboj today said an FIR has been registered against 94 defaulting rice millers for not delivering rice for the period between 2013 and 2017.
The minister said besides taking action against rice millers for not delivering the Custom Milled Rice (CMR), actions are also being taken against the concerned inspector and sub-inspector, assistant food and supplies officer.
This pendency of CMR is continuously been decreasing due to the efforts of the present government and now the pending delivery has reduced to 1,736 tonnes in 2016-17.
He said the present state government has launched special campaign for recovery from rice millers, resultantly, in the last two years about 99 per cent CMR has been recovered.
He said the state government has recovered about Rs 11 crore for pending CMR of 2013-14 and 2015-16, from two rice millers.
Besides this, directions were issued to attach property of three other rice millers of Kurukshetra by Deputy Commissioner, Kurukshetra, to the tune of about Rs 25 crore.
The minister further said with a view to making the state pollution-free, all the brick kilns would have to adopt 'Zig Zag' technique.
No brick kiln owner would be allowed to use old techniques in brick kilns after October 1.
He said that 75 per cent of the brick kiln owners have adopted this technique.
Haryana minister further said that cashless facility would be started as a pilot project in district Panchkula for depot holders and Public Distribution System (PDS) consumers.
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