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Despite CM s assurance, Haryana farmers fret over wheat procurement as harvesting set to begin

With harvesting of wheat crop set to commence in the next few days in Haryana, worried farmers want the state government to make arrangements to help them store the produce before it is procured amid the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assured the farmers on Thursday that every single grain will be procured, although there will be some delay but they are apprehensive. Wheat harvesting will start from April 5 while mustard harvesting has already started. We have no arrangement to store these crops. The government should make arrangement for gunny bags and tarpaulin sheets. In normal times, farmers take their produce straight from the fields to procurement mandis, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader from Haryana, Gurnam Singh told PTI over the phone. In his televised address to people of the state, Khattar said the farmers don t need to worry as the government has prepared a mechanism to procure every single grain of theirs, although ..


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