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Karnal highway blocked over tardy paddy lifting

Karnal, October 4

Infuriated over sluggish procurement of paddy within the Karnal grain market, farmers locked the principle gate and blocked the Nationwide Freeway-44 for round an hour, resulting in a visitors jam.

They lifted the dharna after the authorities gave assurance of a clean procurement.

Protest scheduling system in Ambala

Ambala: Sad with the scheduling system for paddy buy, a gaggle of farmers staged a dharna in entrance of the market committee workplace on the metropolis grain market and threatened to lock its gate if their demand was not met. Gulab Singh, BKU (Charuni) district vice-president, stated, “I bought a textual content to deliver my crop on Nov 1, whereas it’s already mature. We must be allowed to deliver the produce as per our comfort.” TPR

As per the authorities, excessive moisture content material in grain is the principle purpose behind sluggish procurement even because the arrival of paddy is in full swing which led to house crunch.

Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav and Superintendent of Police Ganga Ram Punia held a gathering with farmers, arhtiyas and rice millers, after which the farmers have been pacified and the procurement was began.

On the second day of the procurement, farmers reached grain markets in massive numbers. Within the Karnal grain market, farmers didn’t discover house, following which lengthy queues of tractor-trailers loaded with paddy have been seen on the NH-44.

“We’re not discovering any house to unload our produce. The federal government had promised to begin procurement from October 3, however on the second day, nothing was achieved,” stated Ramesh Kumar, a farmer.

Non-scheduled farmers alleged they weren’t given gate passes. Rajiv, a farmer, stated the climate was not good so he couldn’t maintain crops in fields.

“I’ve held a gathering with farmers, rice millers and fee brokers. All points have been resolved. The gate passes will probably be issued from 5 am to 9 pm day by day,” stated DC Yadav. “I enchantment to farmers to deliver their crops as per schedule for hassle-free procurement,” he stated.

Farmers additionally blocked the Kaithal-Jind highway outdoors the grain market in Kaithal over sluggish procurement. After the reassurance of clean procurement by the authorities, they lifted the blockade. — TPR

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