Publish Date: | Sat, 15 Jan 2022 01:52 AM (IST)
Rajnandgaon (Representative of New Zealand). The change in weather has not only damaged the Rabi crop of the farmers, but has also put a brake on the purchase of paddy on support price. Now the shopping centers have also been closed due to holidays. Only those farmers whose paddy is left for weighing in the procurement centers, their paddy is being taken.
Paddy, which was closed on support price due to bad weather, will now start after four straight days from January 18. Tokens will also be issued from the same day for selling the produce to the donors. On the other hand, the officials of the District Cooperative Employees Union, who are preparing to stop the purchase due to their various demands, have postponed the strategy of the movement. Now the purchase will not be closed once it is started. Here, farmers upset due to crop destruction due to unseasonal rains are in the hope of compensation from the administration. The district administration has also started a survey regarding the damage caused by unseasonal rains. Soon after the survey, the Anna donors will get relief from the administration.
Paddy could not be procured last week due to bad weather. There is still mud in the centres. Because of this, no vehicle is able to reach there carrying paddy. The shopping is closed on Saturday and Sunday anyway. Chherchera Punni’s holiday is on Monday. Due to this, farmers will now be able to start getting tokens for selling paddy on support price from Tuesday itself.
Strike back, employees said they will not stop working: District Cooperative Society Employees Union was preparing not to purchase paddy from January 18, but union officials have postponed the agitation. Union President Roop Narayan Hirwani and General Minister Yashwant Verma said that the administration has assured to take action after considering all their demands. After this, the union has suspended the movement by stopping the purchase. The officials said that even after reconciliation of accounts for the year 2021-22, the commission and hamali expenses of the committees have not been paid. The surplus paddy is left to be transported to the procurement centers. A memorandum was given to the administration for its early transportation. All these demands were discussed between the union officials in the mediation of District Food Officer Bhupendra Mishra and District Marketing Officer Gajendra Rathore and District Cooperative Central Bank Chief Executive Officer Sunil Verma as per the instructions of the Collector. Points have been set to solve the problems. The members have been informed about the efforts being made at the government level to solve these problems. After this the strategy of closing the work has been postponed.
Annadata in hope of compensation
Unseasonal rains have added to the difficulties of the farmers doing rabi crops. The cultivation of gram-wheat, arhar, lakhadi and lentils has been destroyed in the unseasonal rains. On the other hand, the crops of the farmers cultivating vegetables have been completely destroyed. Farmers have taken rabi crop in about one lakh 71 thousand hectares in the district. The changing weather patterns have put the farmers in trouble. The rain of the last two days has washed away the aspirations of the farmers. Now the farmer is in the hope of compensation from the government. Here the administration has started a survey of the damage caused to the Anna donors due to unseasonal rains. Survey has started in the district through Patwaris. In this, information about the crops taken by the farmers along with the profit and loss information is being taken. Mokhla farmer Dinu Sahu told that more farmers in the region had taken wheat and lakhdi crops. Lakhdi crop has been completely destroyed. Wheat and gram crops have also suffered a lot due to rain.