Chandigarh, Sep 30: Haryana BKU (Chaduni) chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni on Thursday stated that farmers will protest outdoors the homes of MPs, MLAs and different leaders of the ruling BJP-JJP mix within the state if the federal government fails to start paddy procurement on October 1. Chaduni stated that the Centre has postponed the paddy procurement from October 1 to October 11.
“We wish to warn the Khattar authorities that they need to begin procurement from October 1. If they fail to take action, we are going to lay siege to houses of the BJP-JJP MLAs, MPs and their different leaders, Chaduni stated. He requested the farmers to take their tractor trollies and unload the crop outdoors the houses of the BJP-JJP leaders, if the federal government fails to start procurement on Friday.
“We had earlier stated if paddy procurement can not begin from September 15, then it shouldn’t be delayed past September 25. Paddy has already arrived in mandis. Where will farmers retailer it, moreover the climate has additionally been inclement in current days, Chaduni stated. “The authorities had earlier stated that it’ll begin procurement from October 1, however now they’re saying it would start from October 11. The authorities is doing all this when our agitation in opposition to central farm legal guidelines is happening, he stated.
The Centre on Thursday postponed procurement of kharif paddy in Punjab and Haryana until October 11 because the crop maturity is delayed owing to current heavy rains. The procurement operation is undertaken by the central authorities’s nodal company Food Corporation of India (FCI) together with state businesses.
“It has been reported that attributable to current heavy downpour in Punjab and Haryana, the maturity of paddy has been delayed,” Union Food Ministry said in a statement. Keeping in view the interest of farmers and to avoid any inconvenience to them, the ministry has decided that the procurement of paddy under the minimum support price would commence from October 11 in these two states, it said.
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