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Paddy Procurement Will Begin From Oct 3 In Punjab And Haryana: Govt Amid Farmers’ Protest

Earlier, the Centre postponed purchase of kharif paddy in Punjab and Haryana until October 11 due to recent heavy rains.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs Ashwini Choubey. (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar on Saturday said paddy procurement will begin on Sunday (October 3) amid protests by farmers against delayed purchase. Earlier, the Centre postponed purchase of kharif paddy in Punjab and Haryana until October 11 due to recent heavy rains which led to delay in crop maturity and rise in moisture content in fresh arrival.

“Due to delay in monsoon, Central Govt had postponed start of procurement of paddy and millet to October 11 from Oct 1 this year. There are demands for an early start. The procurement will start tomorrow,” said Khattar after meeting Ashwini Choubey, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs.

“The procurement (of Kharif crops) will start from tomorrow in Haryana as well as Punjab,” said Choubey.

The procurement operation is undertaken by the central government’s nodal agency Food Corporation of India (FCI) along with state agencies. Paddy procurement usually commences from October 1.

Farmers in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday held protests at many places against postponing of paddy procurement.

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