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26 trucks carrying paddy from UP intercepted

GS Paul

Press Reporter News Service

Amritsar, October 22

Prior to now 24 hours, at the very least 26 vehicles carrying paddy from Uttar Pradesh have been intercepted by farmers protesting in Amritsar. It appears the paddy luggage from Aligarh, Bulandshahr and Sitarganj have been to be delivered to rice shellers in Amritsar and Tarn Taran.

The farmers acquired suspicious when one of many truck drivers stopped to investigate a few native mill, mentioned Dilbagh Singh, the sarpanch of Rajewala village.“The police should guide the suppliers in addition to mill house owners who ordered the consignment,” he demanded.

Complaining that he had but to seek out consumers for the 1509 number of paddy mendacity at his residence, he mentioned he smelled a plot to destroy Punjab’s mandi system. “Whereas in UP paddy is being bought at  Rs 900-1200 per quintal, the speed in Amritsar is between Rs 1,788 and Rs 1,888 per quintal,” mentioned farmer Harjit Singh.

Santosh Kumar, one of many drivers, mentioned neither the companies in Aligarh nor the mills right here have been responding to his telephone calls. “It appears we’re caught right here,” he added anxiously.

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