Protest over ‘bardana’ shortage in Bathinda

tribune news service

Bathinda, April 18

Farmers under the banner of BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) today protested and raised slogans against the state government over the shortage of ‘bardana’ (gunny bags) in the Mehma Sarja mandi area in Bathinda on Sunday.

Sewak Singh, Farmer leader

Lifting delayed

Due to the shortage of bardana, lifting of wheat is getting delayed. Farmers bringing their produce to mandis are struggling to find space to keep it.

Sewak Singh, a union leader said, “Due to the shortage of bardana, lifting of wheat is getting delayed. As a result, the problem of space is arising. Farmers bringing their produce to mandis are struggling to find space to keep it.”

Janak Singh Brar, a farmer said, “The government should have ensured the adequate supply of bardanas ahead of procurement season. If such is the scenario now what will happen during the paddy procurement season. If the problem continues, we will intensify our stir in the coming days.”

Bathinda DFSC Jaspreet Kahlon said: “We have 55 per cent of bardana available as per the requirement and also got the permission to start using one-time used bardana as well. So wherever there is shortage, we will try to provide bardana as soon as possible.”

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