Major relief to the farmers during current Kharif procurement season.

Chandigarh, Oct 6 – While giving another major relief to the farmers during current Kharif procurement season, the Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has ordered that in view of the complaints received about increased content of moisture in paddy arriving in the Mandis, paddy with upto 22 per cent of moisture content be procured by adjusting the weight in accordance with the moisture content.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that for instance, in case the content of moisture is more by one per cent after 17 per cent, the total weight of paddy would be reduced by one per cent. Similarly, if the moisture content is 19 per cent, the weight would be reduced by two per cent, in case of moisture content being 20 per cent, the weight would be reduced by three per cent and in case of 21 per cent, the weight would be reduced by four per cent. Similarly, in case of moisture content of 22 per cent, the weight would be reduced by five per cent. The farmers would be paid as per the adjustment of the weight.
He said that reports were being received from farmers regarding value cut by Aartiyas due to moisture content in paddy arriving in mandis. Recovery of CMR rice from rice millers would be made as per weighted formula according the guidelines of Government of India, he added.

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