BHAWANIPATNA: The Kalahandi unit of BJP will stage demonstration in entrance of all mandis throughout the district on Friday to protest the harassment meted out to farmers throughout paddy procurement.
Addressing mediapersons right here on Wednesday, Chief of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik stated tokens issued to farmers by the State authorities have lapsed in absence of paddy procurement goal.
The current centralised token system working from Bhubaneswar is defective. The method ought to be managed on the district degree for smoothness and transparency like earlier, he stated.
The State authorities ought to repair recent goal for the district to acquire unsold paddy of farmers and generate new tokens which have lapsed resulting from non-operation of mandis.
Naik additionally flagged the problem of 5 to eight kg getting deducted illegally per quintal of paddy bought by farmers at mandis. Moreover, one kg is being deducted for an empty gunny bag which really weighs round 650 gm to 700 gm and this fashion, greater than `50 crore has modified palms throughout the present kharif season, he stated.
“The hard-earned cash of farmers is unaccounted for. The State authorities ought to make clear concerning the individuals who’ve shared the booty. A excessive degree judicial probe ought to be carried out to reveal exploitation of farmers and unbridled corruption within the procurement course of,” Naik added. Amongst others, BJP’s district president Debendra Mohanty was current.