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‘Farmers’ victory’: Congress on Centre’s order to procure paddy in Punjab, Haryana from Oct 3

New Delhi, October 2

The Congress on Saturday hailed as “farmers’ victory” the Centre’s order to begin paddy procurement in Punjab and Haryana from October Three as a substitute of October 11.

The Centre’s earlier choice to postpone procurement until October 11 because of current heavy rains sparked protests by farmers within the two states.  

Responding to the event, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned, “The Modi authorities needed to take again its smug choice to place off procurement until October 11.” 

“Yesterday Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit (Singh) Channi had raised this demand with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This can be a large victory for the farmers,” he mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.

The federal government can even need to take again the three farm legal guidelines, he mentioned.

In one other tweet in Hindi, Surjewala mentioned, “Now our calls for are :- Each grain mendacity within the ‘Mandis’ must be procured and cost made, pointers for procurement 2021-22 be issued, in view of unseasonal rains and delay in procurement, the moisture content material of the crop must be relaxed as much as 25 per cent, compensation for the injury of crop be given inside seven days.”

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar met Union Shopper Affairs Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey on the difficulty on Saturday in Delhi. 

“I’m completely happy that the Union Shopper Affairs Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey has accepted our request, and procurement will begin in Haryana from October 3,” Khattar, who was flanked by his deputy Dushyant Chautala and Agriculture Minister J P Dalal mentioned after the assembly.

Chief Minister Channi, who had taken up the difficulty throughout his assembly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, mentioned that farmers will probably be glad with the choice as it can guarantee clean and hassle-free procurement.

The procurement of Kharif crops – Paddy and Millet- was earlier to begin from October 1, however because of heavy rains, the central authorities had postponed the procurement until October 11 because the moisture content material in recent arrivals was past permissible limits.

The choice irked farmers and plenty of of them protested on Saturday in a number of components of the 2 states, laying siege to the homes of many ministers, MPs and MLAs.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of farmer unions that’s spearheading the agitation in opposition to the three central agri legal guidelines, had on Friday had given a name for holding protests outdoors the residences of legislators in Punjab and Haryana. PTI 

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