A protest by farmers this morning in Haryana’s Kurukshetra went on until dusk, with tons of of protesters blocking a key nationwide freeway within the space and main to an enormous visitors jam. The police mentioned they’re negotiating with the farmers’ union leaders to depart the freeway.
The farmers blocked the freeway close to Shahbad in Kurukshetra district in protest over delay in buy of their harvested produce. Citing that they do not have house to retailer their crops, the farmers had requested the state authorities to advance the date of procurement.
The farmers say that their produce has been mendacity unattended at mandis or markets because the companies are but to start out their buy. This has resulted in tons of of quintals of paddy inventory getting destroyed within the grain markets in Ambala, Kaithal, and different districts as a consequence of improve of their moisture content material.
The protest is being led by Bharatiya Kisan Union, or BKU, Charuni.
किसान साथियों ओर देशवासियों किसान यूनियन चढूनी ने बेरिगेट तोड़ दिए जब तक ख़रीद नही आती तब तक NH1 जाम pic.twitter.com/eeFf00kBa0
– Gurnam Singh Charuni (@GurnamsinghBku) September 23, 2022
Despite the fact that the paddy produce began arriving within the mandis in heavy portions, the companies are but to start out procurement.
The official procurement begins from October 1.