Paddy purchase stopped due to lack of gunny bags, lock hanging in center, resentment among farmers
Viplav Gupta, Pendra. In the absence of Bardana (Bora), Paddy Procurement Center Pendra has stopped buying paddy. Due to which the farmers continued to be upset and angry for hours. The lock of the procurement center could not be opened till 12:00 am, resulting in long queues of paddy loaded vehicles outside the procurement center. Cooperative societies are talking about buying paddy at the farmers’ gunny bags, while the farmers are forced to buy empty gunny bags from the market for ₹ 35 per bag.
The Chief Minister’s program has not been spent even 24 hours in the district that there is a lack of gunny bags in the procurement centers. In Pendra’s Paddy Procurement Center, till 12:00 noon today, entry of farmers’ paddy loaded vehicles was not allowed inside the center due to lack of gunny bags. The procurement center in-charge did not open the gate due to which long queues of vehicles started. The outraged farmers informed the Tehsildar and the media about the matter, after which the Tehsildar, who reached the spot, assured the farmers about the purchase of paddy.
Due to the absence of procurement, farmers continued to be upset and angry. The farmers said that they have been arriving at the procurement center since morning, but due to no gunny bags, the entry of their vehicles is not being done in the procurement center nor the gate of the procurement center was opened. Now we have to pay extra fare for the vehicles as well as there was a lack of burrows in the purchase center, so why was our token cut. Now the government should buy our paddy.
The tehsildar who reached the spot later opened the gate and instructed to buy from the farmers who have their own gunny bags, on which the farmers said that the available gunny bags in the market were severed. While the Marketing Federation will pay them ₹ 15 per bag. In this case, they will lose ₹ 20 per gunny.
In this case, the procurement center in-charge says that the price of Bardana has been there for many days. The information about which gunny bags they have been given to the officers is also not enough to make today’s purchase, so the purchase has been stopped at the moment.