Graduation of rabi procurement is just a week away (expected April 10), but no end is in sight to the stand-off amongst the Centre and the Punjab government more than direct payments for the foodgrains procured. Ironically, no person, which include farmers who are ostensibly the beneficiaries of the direct money transfer, is happy with the shift.
The Ministry of Client Affair, Food items and General public Distribution had knowledgeable the Punjab government that DBT to farmers is necessary for the coming rabi wheat procurement time. Nevertheless, the Condition has refused to put into action it, and has sought appointment with Key Minister Narendra Modi to explore the problem and defer the plan for at least just one yr.
Arhtiyas opposed to shift
Arhtiyas, or commission agents, in Punjab are up in arms from the shift. According to them, it is aimed at destroying APMC (Agricultural Deliver Advertising and