Amid farmers’ protest at many locations in Punjab and Centre, Centre on Saturday mentioned the paddy procurement will begin from October 3.
The procurement (of Kharif crops) will begin from tomorrow in Haryana in addition to Punjab, mentioned Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS, Shopper Affairs, Meals & Public Distribution in Delhi.
“As a consequence of delay in monsoon, Central Govt had postponed begin of procurement of paddy and millet to October 11 from October 1 this yr. There are calls for for an early begin. The procurement will begin tomorrow,” mentioned Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar after assembly Choubey. Quickly after Centre’s announcement, Samyukt Kisan Morcha introduced withdrawal of demonstrations to demand early begin of procurement of Kharif crops.
Earlier within the day, protestors broke barricades and gathered exterior the residence of Khattar in Karnal after paddy procurement obtained delayed. Police used water cannons towards farmers exterior Khattar’s residence.
#WATCH Protestors break barricades, police use water cannon towards them, gathered exterior the residence of Haryana CM ML Khattar in Karnal after paddy procurement delayed until October 10 in Haryana pic.twitter.com/ZPWqYp1JqU
— ANI (@ANI) October 2, 2021
The Central authorities on Friday introduced that procurement of paddy underneath Minimal Help Worth (MSP) operation would start from October 11 in Punjab and Haryana and has suggested all of the companies to gear as much as assist farmers.
In response to the Ministry of Shopper Affairs, Meals and Public Distribution, widespread rainfall has been skilled throughout Punjab and Haryana in the course of the second fortnight of September and premature showers have affected the standing paddy crop in each the agrarian states.