24 October, Chandigarh, IN: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that farmers will not have to face any problems while selling their crops. The crops will be purchased at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) in any case.
The Deputy Chief Minister visited several grain mandis of district Jind today to take stock of the crop procurement work. While interacting with the farmers in the grain mandis of Jind, Alewa and Uchana, he said that this year the weather has been favourable for the crops, due to which the harvest has been good in the state. This year, twice the amount of paddy has reached for sale in the mandis as compared to last year, and has been procured within 24 hours at MSP and delivered to godowns and mills.
He said that 38 lakh MT of paddy has reached the mandis so far this year, out of which 31 lakh MT has been procured. Not only this, an amount of Rs 2050 crore has also been paid in the accounts of farmers.
He said that the three agricultural laws that have been implemented recently by the central government are fully farmer friendly. With the enactment of these laws, while the farmers have the freedom to sell their crops anywhere, many crops are being purchased on MSP as well. He said that many crops including mustard, pulses, maize, millet, cotton will be procured at fixed prices.
He said that under the Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana only four crops were included in the first phase, but now the scope of this scheme has been increased to include 11 horticultural crops, including tomato and ginger crops.
The Deputy Chief Minister also heard the problems and complaints of the people of the constituency at Kisan Bhawan in Uchana. During this, he directed the officers to redress problems on the spot.