Tribune News Service
Karnal, April 6
Arhtiyas in Haryana have said they will boycott the procurement of rabi crops, which begins on April 8, unless their demand for non-implementation of direct benefit transfer (DBT) is accepted.
Assurance won’t do, need action
Though the CM has assured us of raising the issue with the FCI, we will boycott the procurement if our demand is not met. — Ashok Gupta, Arhtiya Association Head
The Haryana Arhtiyas Association wants the farmers be given an option whether they need payment through arhtiyas or the DBT system.
“We had a meeting with CM Manohar Lal Khattar yesterday. Though he has assured us of raising the issue with the FCI, we will boycott the procurement if our demand is not met by Wednesday,” said Ashok Gupta, state president, Haryana State Anajmandi Arhtiyas Association.
“A majority of the farmers have already given their consent to route their payment through arhtiyas while registering on ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal,” he claimed.
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