A protest by farmers in Haryana’s Kurukshetra that started Friday morning triggered a large visitors jam by the night time on a key nationwide freeway, with lots of of protesters blocking the highway and lots of of autos — vehicles and different long-route autos, largely — caught close to Shahbad . Police have been seen negotiating with the union leaders however the farmers hadn’t budged even by midnight, the time of submitting of this report.
This freeway connects Delhi with Chandigarh — passing by means of one finish of Haryana to a different — after which additional to Shimla and different elements of Himachal Pradesh.
Demanding early buy of paddy for concern of humidity and rain spoiling the grain, the farmers blocked the freeway close to Shahbad city. They mentioned they do not have space for storing, therefore the state authorities ought to advance the date of procurement.
The protesters, led by Bharatiya Kisan Union-Charuni, additionally mentioned lots of of quintals bought destroyed within the grain markets in Ambala, Kaithal and different districts, attributable to enhance within the “moisture content”, which can also be a measure of the paddy’s high quality earlier than buy.
Farmer companions and countrymen Kisan Union Chaduni broke the berigate, NH1 jammed until the acquisition got here pic.twitter.com/eeFf00kBa0
— Gurnam Singh Charuni (@GurnamsinghBku) September 23, 2022
The official procurement begins from October 1. But there are farmers who sowed the crop early or have used early-maturing varieties.
The authorities hasn’t but given any dedication.