A farmer protest in Haryana’s Kurukshetra that began on Friday morning caused a massive traffic jam at night on a key highway, with hundreds of protesters blocking the road and hundreds of vehicles – trucks and other long-distance vehicles are, for the most part – stuck near Shahbad. Police were seen negotiating with union leaders but the farmers remained unmoved even at midnight when this report was filed.
This highway connects Delhi with Chandigarh – going through one end of Haryana to the other – and then further to Shimla and other parts of Himachal Pradesh.
Asking to buy rice early for fear of the moisture and rain damaging the grain, the farmers blocked the highway near the town of Shahbad. They say they don’t have the storage space, so the state government should postpone the shopping date.
The protesters, led by the Bharatiya Kisan Union-Charuni, also said hundreds of kilos had been destroyed at grain markets in Ambala, Kaithal and other districts, due to increased “humidity”, which is also a measure rice quality measurement in the past. buy, lean on, cling to.
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Official procurement starts on October 1. But there are farmers who have planted early crops or have used early ripening varieties.
The government has yet to make any commitments.