This got here as hundreds of farmers from western Uttar Pradesh, led by Bhartiya Kisan Union chief Rakesh Tikait, continued with their sit-in towards the brand new farm legal guidelines on the Delhi-UP border in Ghazipur and once more blocked the Noida-Delhi route at Chilla border on Wednesday.
Tikait has questioned the UP authorities’s assertion, saying solely a small share of rice and wheat crop has been procured at MSP within the state.
“Let the UP authorities say what share of the full crop is procured at MSP?” Tikait instructed ET. “The place will the farmer promote his crop if the brand new legal guidelines come? Farmers are being stopped by UP police from coming to Delhi from totally different components of UP and are being harassed. We’ll block your complete Delhi-Meerut Expressway and tie our cattle in police stations of UP in the event that they don’t cease.”
Tikait stated with states like Haryana banning crops from UP to be taken there for procurement, a legislation guaranteeing MSP was the necessity of the hour.
As per the Centre, UP accounted for 9% of the paddy crop procured within the nation this season whereas Punjab accounted for 54% and Haryana for 15%.
The UP authorities has stated it has executed a document procurement of wheat and rice value Rs 61,000 crore from greater than three million farmers of the state up to now 4 years. Apart from, it stated it has procured Rs 1 lakh crore value of sugarcane in 4 years, excess of the procurement executed by earlier governments within the state.
“Rs 31,904 crore has been paid to 25 lakh farmers for procurement of 182 lakh metric tonnes of paddy within the final 4 years whereas Rs 29,000 crore has been paid to 33 lakh farmers for wheat procurement,” the UP authorities stated in a press release. “The sooner governments in UP have been nowhere close to this determine.”
The state’s agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi stated farmers have been being fed rumours by some components and being instigated towards the federal government.