Amid farmers’ protest at numerous areas in Punjab and Centre, Centre on Saturday reported the paddy procurement will commence from Oct 3.

The procurement (of Kharif crops) will commence from tomorrow in Haryana as well as Punjab, reported Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS, Customer Affairs, Food stuff & General public Distribution in Delhi.

“Owing to hold off in monsoon, Central Govt had postponed commence of procurement of paddy and millet to Oct 11 from Oct 1 this calendar year. There are requires for an early commence. The procurement will commence tomorrow,” reported Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar right after assembly Choubey. Before long right after Centre’s announcement, Samyukt Kisan Morcha declared withdrawal of demonstrations to demand early commence of procurement of Kharif crops.

Before in the day, protestors broke barricades and gathered outdoors the residence of Khattar in Karnal right after paddy procurement obtained delayed. Law enforcement employed h2o cannons in opposition to farmers outdoors Khattar’s residence.

The Central govt on Friday declared that procurement of paddy below Least Guidance Price (MSP) operation would commence from Oct 11 in Punjab and Haryana and has recommended all the agencies to gear up to assist farmers.

In accordance to the Ministry of Customer Affairs, Food stuff and General public Distribution, prevalent rainfall has been professional across Punjab and Haryana all through the next fortnight of September and premature showers have influenced the standing paddy crop in both the agrarian states.

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