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The paddy procurement season is Bihar it to begin from next week.(HT PHOTO)

Ahead of paddy procurement in Bihar, agencies threaten to stop work if dues not cleared

By Prasun K Mishra | Hindustan Times, Bhabua
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Primary agriculture credit societies (PACS) and Vayapar Mandals in Kaimur and Rohtas districts of Bihar threatening to stay from from procurement work if the state food corporation (SFC) and cooperative banks did clear a backlog of payment for the last three seasons.
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There is a shortage of jute sacks in the market because of Covid-19, which is the reason behind the delay in procurement, said Chhattisgarh agriculture minister. (HT Photo)
There is a shortage of jute sacks in the market because of Covid-19, which is the reason behind the delay in procurement, said Chhattisgarh agriculture minister. (HT Photo)

‘No cash with farmers’: BJP after Chhattisgarh delays paddy procurement

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 11:51 AM IST
The BJP questioned where will the farmer store his paddy as harvesting began 15 days ago. Earlier the procurement used to happen on November 1, the date has now been pushed to December 1.
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Ambala City BJP MLA Aseem Goel said that farmers, labourers and traders were being harassed due to the delay in paddy procurement.(HT file photo)
Ambala City BJP MLA Aseem Goel said that farmers, labourers and traders were being harassed due to the delay in paddy procurement.(HT file photo)

Haryana BJP MLA stages dharna to highlight farmers’ plight during paddy procurement

By Pawan Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 11:29 PM IST
Ambala City legislator accuses senior official of mismanagement and working against interest of BJP-JJP government
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Farmers drying paddy crop.(HT FILES)
Farmers drying paddy crop.(HT FILES)

Crops not ready for harvesting in parts of Punjab as paddy procurement begins

By Navrajdeep Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Patiala
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Agriculture director Sutantar Kumar Airi has said at present only around 1% of advance varieties of paddy, mainly basmati, are ready for harvesting and procurement in parts of Majha
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Labourers resume work at a grain market in Kurukshetra after procurement operations resumed on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Labourers resume work at a grain market in Kurukshetra after procurement operations resumed on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Commission agents end strike, resume paddy procurement after Haryana govt accepts demands

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Say decision to reduce the market and rural development fees is a relief as this will ensure most of the basmati is procured inside mandis
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Punjab’s farmers fear new regime will end assured procurement under MSP

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:30 PM IST
EXPLAINER All parties from the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal to the Aam Aadmi Party are backing the farmers, convinced they can turn the tide when the state goes to the polls in early 2022
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21-day lockdown will not affect harvesting, procurement say agri experts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/ Chandigarh, Hisar/rohtak
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 09:50 PM IST
Harvesting early varieties of wheat will start in the first week of April and reaping will begin in the second week of April
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Paddy procurement in Punjab: Centre extends cash credit limit validity till Feb-end

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 11:58 PM IST
This has paved the way for clearing the outstanding dues of arhtiyas (commission agents) who are complying with the norms under public financial management system
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Punjab rejects FCI’s proposal to restrict paddy procurement

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 11:41 PM IST
FCI had suggested state govt to limit amount of procurement per acre and ask farmers to sell remaining produce in open market
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