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Paddy procurement: As farmers rush to Karnal 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, prompting police to station themselves within the space to forestall escalation, authorities mentioned on Sunday morning.

Haryana authorities’s paddy procurement announcement has led to an surprising rush of farmers to Karnal’s grain markets, leading to flip in an extended queue of tractor-trailers exterior these markets. 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 usher in their crop in an try to forestall crowding, particularly in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. Protesting farmers who blocked the street resulting in Jundla grain market, in the meantime, declare authorities promised gate passes to all farmers.

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 indignant protesters.

The procurement course of will start in an hour, say authorities.

Haryana authorities hastened to hurry paddy procurement on Saturday after farmers held a protest towards the choice to delay the method this 12 months. 

Procurement begins on Sunday. 

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