Farmers irked over not getting MSP on moong in Tarn Taran
Tarn Taran, Could 25
Farmers are a disturbed lot as they don’t seem to be being given the MSP on the moong produce within the native grain market. They mentioned there was no procurement being carried out by authorities companies leaving farmers on the mercy of personal companies. Furthermore, the produce was decrease this yr — round one fourth of what procured in earlier years.
It’s value noting right here that a couple of days in the past, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann throughout a gathering with farmer organisations introduced to provide Rs 7,275 because the minimal assist worth (MSP) on moong per quintal. Markfed had been made the nodal company for the procurement of the moong crop.
Farmers from totally different villages got here to the native grain market with 50 quintals of moong within the native grain market on Wednesday.
As there was no official of any authorities company to acquire moong, farmers needed to promote their produce to personal companies at a fee under the MSP declared by the state authorities.
Piddi village farmer Nirmal Singh’s produce was procured at a fee of Rs 6,275 and that of farmer Supreem Singh of the identical village purchased for Rs 6,280 per quintal by non-public companies. The produce of different farmers was additionally procured at charges starting from Rs 6,270 to Rs 6,280.
Fateh Singh, chief of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, mentioned tall claims of the state authorities had fallen flat. There was neither any official of the Markfed company out there nor Market Committee officers to make it certain that the MSP was given to the moong-producing farmers.
Harjot Singh, District Mandi Officer (DMO), denied receiving info of the arrival of moong out there or not receiving the MSP on it by farmers.
Fateh Singh mentioned, “The farmers are feeling cheated. The yield too has lowered to at least one fourth as a result of unseasonal warmth early within the month of March.”