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Paddy procurement: As farmers rush to grain markets, authorities struggle with crowd control

Press Reporter News Service
Karnal, October 3

Farmers in Karnal are holding a protest to demand unrestricted entry into the Taraori and Jundla grain markets on a day when paddy procurement begins within the state. 

Haryana authorities’s paddy procurement announcement has led to an sudden rush of farmers to Karnal’s grain markets, leading to flip in an extended queue of tractor-trailers exterior these markets and prompting police to station themselves within the space to forestall escalation, authorities mentioned on Sunday morning.

Authorities mentioned lots of those that got here didn’t have permission, prompting them to limit their entry.  

The state authorities has issued a schedule for farmers to herald their crop in an try to forestall crowding, particularly in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Protesting farmers who blocked the highway resulting in Jundla grain market, in the meantime, declare authorities promised gate passes to all farmers.

In Indri mandi, farmers raised slogans towards the federal government, demanding that authorities enable all farmers, each these scheduled to come back to the grain market that day and the unscheduled ones, into the grain market, forcing district authorities issued gate passes to these with out permission. 

Tractor-trailers queue up exterior the grain market in Karnal on Sunday. Press Reporter photograph

Sub-divisional Justice of the Peace Gaurav Kumar is on the grain market to pacify offended protesters.

In the meantime, procurement has begun in any respect 15 mandis and buy centres in Karnal, Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav mentioned on Sunday afternoon, though farmers disputed this declare.  

Haryana authorities hastened to hurry paddy procurement on Saturday after farmers held a protest towards the choice to delay the method this yr. 

Procurement begins on Sunday. 

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