Paddy procurement: Fatehgarh Sahib MP takes stock of mandis in Sahnewal area

Amar Singh alleged that the Union government is meting out stepmotherly treatment towards farmers in the state.
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Updated on Oct 28, 2020 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

To ensure smooth paddy procurement and take stock of the arrangements, Fatehgarh Sahib MP Amar Singh on Wednesday visited the mandis at Sahnewal, Koom Kalan, Jandiali and Khasi Kalan of Ludhiana district. He interacted with farmers, commission agents, and officials to enquire about their problems related to purchasing.

While taking a dig at the Union government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singh said that the PM is behaving like a dictator. He alleged that the Union government is meting out stepmotherly treatment towards farmers in the state.

He added that in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was a challenging task to gear up for procurement of paddy but the operations have been going smoothly by taking proper precautions. He said that the number of mandis has also been increased from 1,872 to 4,260 so that farmers can sell their crops in a hassle-free manner.

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