Amid farmers protests in state, Punjab bars ‘cheaper’ paddy from UP, Bihar - The New Indian Express

Amid farmers protests in state, Punjab bars ‘cheaper’ paddy from UP, Bihar – The New Indian Categorical


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CHANDIGARH: Punjab, the epicentre of farmers’ protest in opposition to the Centre’s new agri legal guidelines, has just about barred produce coming from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, with vehicles being stopped on the borders.

The step has been taken as native merchants and rice millers are buying paddy from UP and Bihar at Rs 900-Rs 1,100 per quintal, which is way beneath the minimal help value of Rs 1,888 at which they promote it to state businesses in Punjab.

After paying a transportation price of Rs 100-200 per quintal, they make a transparent revenue of a minimum of Rs 500 per quintal however within the course of, trigger big losses to state authorities and farmers.  

Punjab authorities fears glutting of it mandis by outdoors farmers will impression the disbursal of money credit score restrict (CCL) quantity to its personal farmers. 

With Rs 30,220 crore of CCL authorised by the RBI, the state would possibly fall wanting the quantity for its personal farmers if these from outdoors come and promote their produce in Punjab.

 The federal government’s step, nevertheless, is in contravention of latest central legal guidelines which allow free motion of agricultural produce between states.

A official of the state meals and civil provides division mentioned, “Within the final two days, in a joint operation by police and Punjab Mandi Board, we’ve got intercepted 39 vehicles at Shambhu border carrying 30,000 luggage of paddy price about Rs 1.50 crore.  Circumstances in opposition to eight truck homeowners have been registered and their automobiles have been seized.’’

Onkar Singh Agaul, basic secretary of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Rajewal), mentioned, “Three-four days after the procurement started on September 26, this racket was began by merchants.”

We are going to struggle farm legal guidelines in SC: Punjab CM

With consensus amongst Punjab Congress MLAs on not implementing the farm legal guidelines within the state, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was authorised by his cupboard to take any legislative or authorized choice he might deem match to guard the pursuits of farmers.

The cupboard determined {that a} technique to counter the ‘black farm legal guidelines’ shall be finalised forward of the two-day particular meeting session from Monday.

“We are going to struggle this within the Supreme Courtroom,” Amarinder mentioned at a gathering of the Congress Legislative Celebration. The unconstitutional legal guidelines, which have been in opposition to federalism, needed to be countered successfully, the MLAs mentioned.

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