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Farmers hold protests across Punjab, Haryana over delay in purchasing paddy

Chandigarh, October 2

Farmers in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday held protests at many locations towards suspending of paddy procurement.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Friday had given a name for holding protests outdoors the residences of legislators in each states to register their protest over the delay in buying paddy crop.

The Centre on Thursday postponed procurement of kharif paddy in Punjab and Haryana until October 11 because the crop maturity is delayed and moisture content material in recent arrival is past permissible limits owing to latest heavy rains.

The procurement operation is undertaken by the central authorities’s nodal company Meals Company of India (FCI) together with state companies.

Paddy procurement often commences from October 1.

In the meantime, Haryana minister Anil Vij on Saturday mentioned the farmers’ agitation towards the Centre’s new legal guidelines is getting “violent day-to-day”.

“Farmers’ agitation is getting violent day-to-day. Violent motion within the nation of Mahatma Gandhi can’t be allowed….,” mentioned Vij in a tweet.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the Centre to start out buy of paddy crop.

“The farmers of Punjab are upset, the central authorities has postponed the acquisition of paddy for 10 days, farmer is standing outdoors the mandis carrying lakhs of quintals of paddy on his tractor,” mentioned Kejriwal in a tweet.

In Punjab, farmers gathered outdoors the residences of a number of Congress legislators, together with Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh in Rupnagar and MLA Harjot Kamal in Moga and staged protests over delay within the buy of paddy crop.

Police personnel had been deployed in energy to take care of regulation and order, mentioned officers.

Farmers expressed apprehension that they might undergo if their crop just isn’t bought on the grain markets.

Paddy crop, although in small amount, has began arriving in mandis, particularly in border areas of Punjab, mentioned farmers.

They questioned the place the farmers, who’ve introduced their crop at mandis, will go if their produce just isn’t bought.

Some concern that they might be pressured to promote their crop beneath the minimal help value (MSP) to non-public merchants.

A farmer in Haryana’s Karnal mentioned his paddy crop would get broken by October 11 when the Centre would begin procuring it.

At some locations, farmers even handed over memorandum to the Deputy Commissioners demanding graduation of paddy buy.

In Haryana’s Ambala, police put up barricades to forestall farmers from laying siege to the residence of BJP legislator Aseem Goel.

A hearth-fighting car and a water cannon car had been additionally deployed outdoors the residence of the MLA.

Tight safety association has been made outdoors the residence of minister Vij at Ambala Cantonment, mentioned officers. PTI

Farmers protest in Karnal, Ambala

Press Reporter News Service

Karnal/Ambala, October 2

On a name given by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha to ghearao homes of BJP-JJP MLAs and MPs throughout Haryana, numerous farmers assembled in Karnal grain market towards the suspending of paddy procurement.

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They moved to the CM camp workplace in Prem Nagar to gherao it.

In the meantime, farmers in Ambala Metropolis marched in direction of the residences of BJP MLA Aseem Goel with their paddy-laden tractor-trollies. A heavy police power was deployed and barricades put in to cease farmers in Ambala Metropolis.

Farmers sit on a dharna in Karnal. Press Reporter photograph: Sayeed Ahmed

Whereas in Shahbad in Kurukshetra, farmers held a protest in entrance of JJP MLA Ramkaran Kala’s home.

One other group of farmers reached close to the residence of Minister of State for Sports activities and Youth Affairs Sandeep Singh to carry an illustration.

In Kurukshetra, farmers reached close to the residence of BJP Thanesar MLA Subhash Sudha to carry an illustration.

In Yamunanagar, farmers reached close to the residence of Haryana Training Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar in Jagadhri to carry an illustration.

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