| New Delhi |
October 7, 2020 four:55:24 am
Members of a farmers’ union Tuesday submitted a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal searching for motion on the difficulty of crops being procured beneath the Minimal Help Value (MSP) from farmers at mandis in Delhi.
The letter was submitted in individual by Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Delhi unit president Birender Dagar after Kejriwal had reviewed the method for growing a decomposer resolution for paddy stubble administration at a centre in a village at Najafgarh.
“In Najafgarh and Narela anaj mandis, procurement on MSP has not been executed since 2015. Farmers in Delhi are troubled due to this,” he mentioned.
Members of the Union mentioned dhan (paddy) is being procured at a fee of Rs 1,600 per quintal in opposition to an MSP of Rs 1,900, wheat at Rs 1,650 per quintal in opposition to MSP of Rs 1,950, and bajra at Rs 1,200 per quintal in opposition to MSP of Rs 2,150.
Within the letter, Dagar additionally talked about different issues farmers have been going through, together with the difficulty of over 200 acres of farmland across the Najafgarh drain close to Southwest Delhi’s Rawta village being submerged beneath overflowing water from the drain and demanded compensation for affected farmers.
“For over a decade, overflowing water from Najafgarh drain quantity eight — which was Sahibi river, however become a drain due to the administration’s errors — has submerged over 200 acres of farmland with soiled water…,” the letter mentioned.
He additionally mentioned within the letter that after announcement of a land pooling coverage in 2018 in 94 villages in Delhi, land mutation requests from one proprietor to a different has not been processed. This problem, mentioned residents of villages in Najafgarh, causes hindrance in availing authorities subsidies and taking loans.
Dagar sought Kejriwal’s intervention on these points. The Indian Categorical despatched queries to a Delhi authorities spokesperson Tuesday however didn’t obtain a response.
Dagar and different Najafgarh farmers had additionally raised these points throughout a protest on September 25, when a coalition of farmers throughout the nation had known as for a nationwide bandh to oppose the farm Payments.
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