In an try to placate farmers agitating versus a few farm-linked legislations, the Centre has made a decision to advance paddy procurement in the 2020-21 Kharif advertising year (KMS) in Punjab and Haryana.
In an formal statement issued here on Saturday, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Meals and General public Distribution mentioned it would commence procurement of paddy in the two north Indian States from Saturday, ahead of October one, the date set for commencing procurement throughout the country in any other case.
“…in look at of early arrival of paddy in the mandis of Haryana and Punjab. Governing administration of India has appeared the graduation of procurement functions for paddy/rice promptly in each these States from today, i.e. with influence from twenty sixth September 2020 to assure that farmers are facilitated in marketing their make at Minimal Support Price tag (MSP) expeditiously,” the ministry statement mentioned.
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