One, the farmers are already worried, after that the delay in opening the paddy purchasing center has created a new problem in front of the farmers. Because if farmers sell paddy to a local trader, they get a price of Rs 12-13 a quintal.
paddy purchase case in jharkhand
This time in Jharkhand, paddy was procured late at the government rate. It started in the state from 15th December. This time 562 paddy purchase centers have been set up for the purchase of paddy in the state. But news is coming from many districts of the state that still the procurement of paddy from farmers at MSP has not started in many paddy purchasing centers there. Due to this farmers are facing problems. Despite getting the essay, his paddy is also getting damaged due to not being able to sell the paddy at the right time.
The matter is of Garhwa district, where only one paddy purchasing center has been opened, it is being proved to be mere hypocrisy. At present, paddy is being procured only in Dubey Marhatia packs of Garhwa block of the district, while in other packs and lamps, the procurement of paddy has not yet started. Due to this, the problem of the farmers still remains as it is. The farmer is compelled to sell his paddy at throwaway price.
Farmers are selling paddy to local traders
One, the farmers are already worried, after that the delay in opening the paddy purchasing center has created a new problem in front of the farmers. Because if farmers sell paddy to a local trader, they get a price of Rs 12-13 a quintal. Still, if farmers wait to open paddy purchasing centers to sell paddy at the government rate, then they will be delayed in buying seeds and fertilizers for the next crop, adding to their problems.
Proposal was sent to open 34 paddy purchases
In view of their needs, due to compulsion, many farmers are selling paddy to local traders at throwaway prices, causing them a lot of loss. Apart from this, rats are also eating paddy due to lack of proper storage facilities. It is noteworthy that a proposal to open 34 paddy purchases in the district was sent to the government by the Garhwa district administration. But despite this, only one paddy purchasing center has been opened so far.
Purchasing centers are not opening due to lack of necessary equipment
After this, a proposal to open ten paddy purchasing centers was sent again, after which it was agreed to open 44 paddy purchasing centers in the district, but new centers have not been opened yet. It is being told that due to lack of necessary equipment to open the paddy purchasing center, even after getting the consent, the paddy purchasing centers are not able to open. Due to this farmers are facing problems. Even if 44 centers are opened, the farmers will have to face problems. Because there are total 189 packs and lamps in the district. In this also, farmers may face problems due to distance. According to Dainik Jagran, District Cooperative Officer Garhwa Amit Kumar said that paddy purchasing centers of the district will be opened soon. For this the necessary equipment and machines have been demanded.
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