Paddy procurement started, farmers will get MSP payment in just 72 hours

Paddy and other major Kharif crops in Haryana Minimum Support Price (MSP) procurement has started from today. The government has claimed payment to the farmers in 72 hours. In such a situation, the government has launched the e-procurement mobile app for the farmers. CM Manohar Lal said that this app is available on Google Play Store. In this, farmers will get real information about the number of crops registered, gate pass and quantity of crops that can be brought for purchase. Any farmer can get this detail by entering his mobile number registered on Meri Fasal Mera Byora Portal.

Not only this, farmers can also register their complaints on this app. Through this app, farmers can download J-Form instantly anywhere, anytime. He can also check the payment status. A toll free number has also been shared to help the farmers. Manohar Lal has held a high level meeting with the Administrative Secretaries and District Deputy Commissioners and said that farmers should not face any problem in the procurement operations of Kharif Marketing Season 2022-23.

This arrangement is necessary in the market

The Chief Minister said that the procurement of Kharif crops would be done from October 1. Therefore, with proper transport facilities, moisture meters, weighing scales, timely lifting, installation of CCTV cameras and further strengthening of mandi infrastructure should be ensured. He said that since unseasonal rains, which occurred a week before the commencement of procurement, are causing problems to those farmers who have already brought their crops to the mandis, the concerned officials should ensure that such crops are completely dry before procurement.

What will be the moisture content in paddy

The CM directed that the officers should also ensure that the moisture content in the crop brought for purchase is within the prescribed 17 percent. Check this with the official Moisture Meter. Proper arrangement of moisture meters should be ensured and old meters should also be replaced with digital meters. Digital moisture meters have been installed in most of the mandis. But manual meters should also be kept for the satisfaction of the farmers. Farmers’ satisfaction should be our top priority.

have hassle free purchase

Manohar Lal directed that apart from the administrative secretaries, the District Deputy Commissioners should also visit the mandis regularly to ensure hassle-free procurement. The grievances of the farmers should be redressed in time. The distribution of paddy should be done in a transparent manner by meeting with the mill owners. Daily data of purchase should also be updated. Clearance of crop stock should also be done on regular basis. For this, the District Deputy Commissioner should inspect the mandis regularly.

Adequate arrangements for raising crops

The CM directed that the time of farmers to bring their crops should also be ensured. Adequate arrangements should be made for crop lifting in every mandi. Additional procurement centers should also be set up near each of the mandis to avoid overcrowding in the mandis. Separate SOPs should also be prepared for farmers, marketing boards, mill owners, arhtiyas and mandis. Posters with important information about the procurement process should also be distributed in the mandis.

Farmers will be paid within 72 hours

The Chief Minister said that ensuring timely payment to every farmer is the top priority of the State Government. Therefore, every concerned officer should ensure that the payment is made within 72 hours. The payment should be made online within 72 hours from the approval of the I-Form. This season the government will procure 55 lakh metric tonnes of paddy.

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