BKU flays 4-phase paddy schedule introduced by Punjab authorities
Chandigarh, Could 12
Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) president Joginder Singh Ugrahan has criticised the state authorities for a “one-sided choice” on asserting a schedule for the plantation of the paddy crop.
“The federal government must name a gathering with farmers earlier than asserting dates for paddy transplantation,” he advised the media right here in the present day.
The state authorities, for the primary time, has determined to stagger the paddy transplantation into 4 phases ranging from June 18. In an effort in the direction of lowering using energy throughout the peak season, the state has been divided into 4 zones.
BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) basic secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan, senior vice-president Jhanda Singh Jethuke, Shingara Singh Mann and Roop Singh Channa have been additionally current on the event.
Farmer leaders identified that the federal government assist or mere Rs 1,500 for direct seed plantation of paddy was not sufficient. The federal government wants to offer no less than Rs 10,000 per acre to cowl farmers’ dangers, they added.
“The federal government has nonetheless not given a assure on the MSP of different crops, together with maize, ‘moong dal’ and ‘basmati’ rice,” they mentioned.
Kokrikalan mentioned it was ‘improper’ guilty solely farmers for the falling underground water ranges.
It should be remembered that earlier than Inexperienced Revolution, paddy was by no means the crop of Punjab, he mentioned.
No ‘moong’ MSP but
Farmers leaders say the federal government has nonetheless not given a assure on the MSP for different crops, together with maize, ‘moong dal’ and ‘basmati’ rice.