Haryana:Meeting with the government on MSP failed, farmers jammed GT Road

June 12, 2023 - PatialaPolitics


Farmers from Haryana, protesting over not getting a Minimum Support Price (MSP) in the procurement of sunflower crop, today blocked a national highway to Delhi as they aren’t satisfied with the relief announced by the Chief Minister. They took the decision to block traffic on the National Highway 44 at a ‘mahapanchayat’ held in the Pipli village of Kurukshetra district. Traffic has been diverted on the Delhi-Chandigarh route to avoid congestion.

Farm leaders from Haryana, Punjab, UP and other neighboring states had gathered at the Pipli grain market for the ‘MSP Dilao, Kisan Bachao’ mahapanchayat to press their demand.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had y on Saturday digitally released ₹ 29.13 crore as interim ‘bharpai (relief)’ to 8,528 farmers for sunflower grown on 36,414 acres under the Bhavantar Bharpai Yojana (BBY) — price difference payment scheme. The state government had earlier this year announced the inclusion of sunflower crop under BBY, a scheme through which it pays a fixed compensation to farmers against produce sold below MSP


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