Paddy procurement will start in Haryana and Punjab from tomorrow, United Kisan Morcha withdraws protest

Pankaj Prasad
02/10/2021 21:26 IST
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Paddy purchase in Haryana will start from tomorrow.

New Delhi/Chandigarh.Paddy procurement in Haryana and Punjab will start tomorrow.Chief Minister Manohar Lal announced this after talking to the Union Ministers in Delhi.CM had started efforts for this.Chief Minister Manohar Lal has gone to Delhi to talk to the Union Ministers in this regard.Let us inform you that farmers took to the streets on Saturday to protest the delay in the procurement of paddy in Haryana.After the decision to start the procurement of paddy from tomorrow, the United Kisan Morcha has announced to call off the protest.

Announcement of CM Manoharlal and Ashwini Choubey after talks in Delhi

Union Minister of State for Food and Supplies and Consumer Ashwani Choubey along with Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that the procurement of paddy in Haryana and Punjab will start from tomorrow.He said that due to the delay in monsoon, the central government had decided to start the procurement of paddy from October 11 instead of October 1.


Haryana CM Manohar Lal and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala talking to Union Food and Supplies Minister Ashwini Choubey.

CM Manoharlal said that today there were demonstrations on behalf of the farmers at many places that the procurement of paddy should be done quickly.We also think the buying should really start.Now the decision has been taken and it is expected that now the farmers will end the strike.

Manohar Lal said that paddy has arrived in the mandis of Haryana and there was also a demand from the farmers that the procurement of paddy should be started soon.We requested Ashwini Kumar Choubey to start it soon.It has been decided that the procurement of paddy will start tomorrow.

In view of the protest of the farmers, Chief Minister Manohar Lal started efforts to start the procurement of paddy immediately.He suddenly left for Delhi in the afternoon to meet the Union ministers in this regard.Haryana Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister JP Dalal also accompanied the Chief Minister to Delhi.CM Manohar Lal said that farmers of the state will not be allowed to face any problem in the sale of paddy.Earlier, Chief Minister Manohar Lal, Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala and Haryana Agriculture Minister JP Dalal met Union Minister Ashwini Choubey regarding the procurement of paddy.

Let us inform you that the Food Corporation of India had taken the decision to postpone the purchase of paddy for 10 days on the basis that due to excess rainfall in many states of North India including Haryana-Punjab, the moisture content in paddy may increase.The corporation's argument was also that due to rain, there has been a delay in the ripening of paddy.Describing this decision in the interest of the farmers, the corporation had also said that the farmers should dry the paddy with high moisture in the mandis first.During this, the corporation had also ordered the procurement agencies to prepare their own machinery.

After this order, there was anger among the farmers of Punjab and Haryana who had brought their paddy to the mandis due to the announcement of government procurement from October 1.After meeting the Union Minister of State, Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that farmers will not face any problem in the mandis.Elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure the procurement of paddy in the mandis.

There was also a discussion on giving relaxation in the moisture of paddy

A demand was also made from Haryana's side before the Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs Ashwini Choubey that this time the moisture-related relaxation of paddy should be given in the purchase of paddy.So far, the Food Corporation of India accepts moisture up to 17 percent while purchasing paddy, but the farmers of Haryana want a discount of some percent.Union Minister of State Ashwini Choubey has given a decision to ensure the purchase of paddy on the old criteria for the time being.

Let us inform you that earlier in Haryana, the procurement of paddy was to start from September 25.But, due to rain, it was announced to make the purchase from October 1.After this, now the central government has asked the state to start procurement of paddy at MSP from October 11.After this, on Saturday, farmers took to the streets to protest the delay in the purchase of paddy.Farmers demonstrated and staged a sit-in at the residences of BJP ministers, MLAs and other leaders across the state.In Karnal too, farmers staged a sit-in at the residence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal.

Farmers said that the delay in procurement has made it difficult for them to store paddy.There is also the danger of spoiling the paddy.The protesting farmers demanded that the procurement of paddy should be started immediately.In view of the problems of the farmers, the Haryana government became active.

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Paddy procurement was not postponed by either Punjab or Haryana.This was an order of the Food Corporation of India, a procurement agency of the Central Government.The state government took immediate steps regarding the problem of farmers regarding the purchase of paddy.Our government did not sit with its hands on its hands like the Punjab government.The Chief Minister, Agriculture Minister and I went to Delhi and discussed with the Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs Ashwini Choubey.After this, the central government has ordered the purchase of paddy from Sunday morning.

Dushyant Chautala, Deputy Chief Minister, Haryana.

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