The effect of farmers’ protest, the purchase of paddy in Punjab-Haryana will start from today

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The effect of the farmers’ protest is starting to show. The procurement of paddy, the main Kharif crop in Punjab and Haryana, will start from today i.e. October 3. . The states said that the central government has accepted their request in this regard. Earlier, the Center had postponed the procurement of paddy till October 11 due to heavy rains. It was strongly opposed by the farmers of both the states. After this the Center changed the decision.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey has accepted our request. Farmers demonstrated at many places. The Haryana government is also of the view that procurement should start on time. He said that the paddy crop has reached the mandis. Keeping in view the interests of the farmers, Ashwini Choubey was requested to start the procurement at the earliest.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi raised the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. He said that this decision would bring relief to the farmers and ensure smooth procurement without any hindrance.

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