Farmers of Punjab and Haryana staged demonstrations at several places on Saturday to protest against the delay in procurement of paddy.
Procurement of Kharif crops will start from Sunday: The Central Government has decided to procure Kharif crops from tomorrow i.e. Sunday. In fact, farmers of Punjab and Haryana protested at several places on Saturday against the delay in the procurement of paddy. On Friday, the United Kisan Morcha had given a call to protest in front of the houses of the MLAs of both the states.Also Read – Reconciliation between Sidhu and Congress! Said- Rahul should remain in office or not, I will stand with Priyanka
Significantly, the central government on Thursday postponed the procurement of paddy in Punjab and Haryana till October 11 as the crop is not ripe and has high moisture content due to rains. The process of procurement is done by the Food Corporation of India (FCI), the nodal agency of the central government, in collaboration with the state agencies. Also Read – Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi met PM Modi, discussed these issues including India-Pakistan Corridor
Meanwhile, addressing a press conference, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said that he met Ashwini Choubey and said that due to the delay in monsoon, the Center has started procurement of paddy and bajra from October 1 to October 11 this year. had to be postponed. However, he said that there is a demand to start soon and the procurement will start from tomorrow (Sunday). The statement from the Haryana government and the Center came after farmers held protests across Punjab and Haryana to express concern over the delay in procurement of paddy. Also Read – Congress’s big allegation, ‘There was a secret agreement between Badal family and Amarinder Singh, they were helping each other!’