Congress seeks establishment of wheat procurement Mandis


JAMMU: JKPCC has urged the government to set up wheat procurement Mandis in all blocks and Tehsil Headquarters and other such desired localities in the entire Jammu province to give benefit to the farmers instead of middlemen.
Reacting to reports from different areas about the lack of such facilities by the government, JKPCC Chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma expressed resentment over the failures of the Central and UT authorities to take the require steps for the welfare of farmers who are already suffering a lot.
He said it is unfortunate that the government only announced the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat without making any arrangements for the procurement of the same to the disadvantage of farmers and benefits of middlemen.
He questioned If it is the deliberate attempt by the government of some higher ups to befool the farmers as announcement of MSP without the process and facilities for procurement is meaningless and the government is fully aware of this. The party demanded that the government should announce the places of establishing Anaaj procurement Mandis along with dates of procurement immediately for the knowledge of all especially farmers and give wide publicity immediately.