Farmers being harassed in mandis, alleges Hooda
‘Haryana govt. failed to make arrangements for grain procurement’
Interacting with the farmers and labourers on the Karnal meals grain market, former Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday accused the Haryana authorities of failing to make correct preparations for procurement though it had introduced to begin the method on April 1.
“In many places, farmers reaching the market with their crops are being harassed in the name of moisture, not registering on the web portal or on account of server being down. The government should co-operate with the farmers, and not do new experiments on them every day. The government should immediately stop making excuses and procure grains from farmers who are reaching the market with their crops,” he mentioned.
Talking to mediapersons on the grains market, Mr. Hooda opposed the federal government’s choice to scale back the usual restrict of moisture in wheat from 14% to 12%.
‘Ploy to deny MSP’
The authorities has determined to scale back the moisture content material in order that it doesn’t need to pay Minimum Support Price to farmers, he alleged.
Not solely this, earlier 0.75 % blended amount (rye, mustard, chaff, and so forth.) was allowed in a quintal however this has been now been diminished to 0.50 p.c, or 500 grams in a quintal. The Leader of the Opposition mentioned that farmers would incur heavy monetary loss as a result of this and the federal government ought to instantly withdraw this choice.
Earlier, Mr. Hooda visited grains markets in Ladwa, Babain and Thanesar of Kurukshetra.