Criminal case will be initiated against those mill owners who fail to deposit hundred per cent payments for the custom milled rice (CMR) by June 30, Haryana's Minister of State for Food and Supplies Karan Dev Kamboj said here today.
The concerned district food and supplies officer will also be proceeded against, Kamboj said in an official release.
Kamboj said this decision had been taken after assessing the recovery of CMR from the rice millers. The defaulter firms would be blacklisted and would not be allowed to buy paddy in future, he said in the release.
The state has so far recovered payment for 99 per cent of CMR, which is required to be increased to hundred per cent.
During 2017-18, out of the total CMR was 18,53,083 metric tonne (MT) and payment for 18,28,291 metric tonne has been deposited by the rice mill owners with the state government, the minister said.
The pending payment for CMR yet to be recovered includes 11,376 MT from Karnal, 6,190 MT from Kurukshetra, 3,696 MT from Kaithal, 2,105 MT from Yamuna Nagar, and 1,426 MT from Ambala.
Thus district food and supplies officers and the millers are expected to deposit the payment by June 30, Kamboj added.
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