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B’NGIR FARMERS PROTEST 12-QNTL-AN-ACRE PADDY CAP Monday, 05 December 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR FARMERS PROTEST 12-QNTL-AN-ACRE PADDY CAP
Monday, 05 December 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The members of Balangir Zilla Krushak Mahasangha led by its president Sudhir Parischha staged protest before the collectorate here demanding relaxation in the cap of 12 quintals paddy purchased from farmers.
"We are protesting the decision of the Government to procure 12 quintals of paddy from farmers. This year there has been good crop. The restriction of purchase of paddy of 12quintals per acre from farmers should be increased to 18 quintals," said Parischha.
The exploitation of farmers in the name checking Fair Average Quality (FAQ) should be stopped and the quality of paddy should be checked in the mandi itself, he said.
Farmers of the district have not been able to get compensation for their insured crops due to faulty assessment report by the officials. Even though it was decided in the district level procurement committee meeting to open Mandi from November 25, it has not been opened. Reports suggest that it would function from Monday throughout the district, Parischha said.
Meanwhile, villagers of Burdda Panchayat led by Prahllad Sahu staged dharna before collectorate demanding proper compensation to them. Burdda panchayat suffered crop loss in last year drought by 11 per cent last year. They submitted a petition to the district Collector.