Delay in procurement irks Bathinda growers

Delay in procurement irks Bathinda growers

Farmers protest on the Bathinda-Amritsar National Highway on Saturday.

Bathinda, April 17

Scores of farmers under the banner of BKU-Mansa today blocked the Bathinda-Amritsar highway at Bhokhra village, alleging the FCI had not yet started the process of wheat procurement.

Resham Singh, a union leader, said: “It is nothing but a deliberate attempt by the central procurement agency to trouble farmers, but the act will only aggravate our protest against it.”

Naib Tehsildar Rajvir Singh urged the farmers to end the protest, but to no avail. Later, a group of farmers met senior administrative officials in Bathinda city to resolve the matter. — TNS

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