Shock to one and a half thousand farmers who couldn’t sell wheat

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Around one and a half thousand farmers suffered a setback following the shutdown of wheat sourcing in the district on Tuesday. Even after registering, they could not sell their wheat in the shopping malls. Given the convenience of farmers, the government recently extended the procurement deadline by a week, although it turned out to be insufficient. By the time the purchase was completed in 28 shopping centers, 35 thousand tons of wheat had been procured and Rs 68 crore paid into the farmers’ accounts. A total of 28 centers were opened in the district in order to guarantee the Annadata a fair price for their products. No target was set by the government at this meeting. On June 15 itself, 24 centers were closed. Even after registration, thousands of farmers in the state could not sell wheat, while around 3,000 farmers in the district could not be procured. The government has until June 22nd to buy it. For this reason, with the exception of four centers located in the Market Committee, the other 24 were closed. Wheat was taken from the farmers, whose registration and verification was carried out. On Tuesday, the purchase was suspended due to the expiry of the extended period. More than a thousand tons of wheat were procured in seven days. To date, 35,000 MT have been sourced from other centers, including Marketing, PCF. If we look at the data from the marketing department, 10 thousand 600 farmers have registered to sell wheat in all three tehsils. In which 9100 have sold wheat. So far, 68 crore has been transferred to the farmers’ account, the farmers whose account has not yet reached it will be gone in two to three days. Shyam Kumar Mishra, the district’s food marketing officer, said wheat sourcing will end on June 15. Due to the large number of farmers, the government extended the purchase date to June 22nd. About one and a half thousand farmers could not buy. If the date is extended, the purchase will be taken into account.

Around one and a half thousand farmers suffered a setback following the shutdown of wheat sourcing in the district on Tuesday. Even after registering, they could not sell their wheat in the shopping malls. Given the convenience of farmers, the government recently extended the procurement deadline by a week, although it turned out to be insufficient. By the time the purchase was completed in 28 shopping centers, 35 thousand tons of wheat had been procured and Rs 68 crore paid into the farmers’ accounts. A total of 28 centers were opened in the district in order to guarantee the Annadata a fair price for their products. No target was set by the government at this meeting. On June 15 itself, 24 centers were closed. Even after registration, thousands of farmers in the state could not sell wheat, while around three thousand farmers in the district could not be procured. The government has until June 22nd to buy it. For this reason, with the exception of four centers located in the Market Committee, the other 24 were closed. Wheat was taken from the farmers, whose registration and verification was carried out. On Tuesday, the purchase was suspended due to the expiry of the extended period. About a thousand tons more wheat were procured in seven days. To date, 35,000 MT have been procured from other centers, including the Department of Marketing, PCF. If we look at the data from the marketing department, 10,000,600 farmers have registered to sell wheat in all three tehsils. In which 9100 have sold wheat. So far, 68 crore has been transferred to the farmers account, the farmers whose account has not yet been reached will be gone in two to three days. Shyam Kumar Mishra, the district’s food marketing officer, said wheat sourcing will end on June 15. Due to the large number of farmers, the government extended the purchase date to June 22nd. About one and a half thousand farmers could not buy. If the date is extended, the purchase will be taken into account.

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( News Source – Amar Ujala )

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