Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, September 30
The federal government has determined to postpone the paddy procurement from Punjab and Haryana until October 11, contemplating the excessive moisture content material within the crop due to the latest spell of heavy rainfall within the area.
Paddy procurement was to start in Punjab from October 1.
In a letter to Punjab authorities, the Ministry of Client Affairs, Meals and Public Distribution has stated that due to the latest rains the maturity of paddy has been delayed and moisture content material within the recent arrival is past the permissible restrict. “So to keep away from any inconvenience to farmers, it has been determined that procurement below MSP would begin from October 11, in Punjab and Haryana to simply accept paddy inventory as per specs,” says the communication despatched to the state authorities.
The state governments have been suggested to dry the paddy that has already arrived within the mandis and additional produce to be introduced in mandis after correct drying.