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10 Lakh Metric Tonnes Of Paddy Soaked In The Mandis Of Haryana – CGCHOTBOX


Workers lifting sacks of paddy soaked in rain at Indri Grain Market.

Workers lifting sacks of paddy soaked in rain at Indri Grain Market.
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The unseasonal rains in Haryana have become a disaster for the farmers. From fields to mandis, crops are being damaged. Paddy harvesting has been disrupted due to incessant rains for the last four days, while 10 lakh metric tonnes of crops lying in the mandis have been soaked. This has also hampered the procurement process. Due to high moisture content in paddy, farmers are not getting the full rate.

So far 26 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured in the mandis across the state. Out of this 16.92 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been lifted, remaining 10 lakh metric tonnes is lying in the paddy mandis. A target has been set to procure 50 lakh metric tonnes of paddy this year. Mandis are full of paddy due to slow lifting.

Paddy and cotton crops are being affected the most due to the rain for the last four days. The basmati paddy crop standing in the fields has fallen to the ground, while the harvesting of PR has been affected. Due to falling down of cotton flowers due to rain and wind, its production will also be reduced.

On the other hand, due to insufficient arrangement of tarpaulin, crops are getting wet in the mandis. However, while taking the license, it is the responsibility of the agent to arrange tarpaulin, but due to the negligence of the officials of the mandis, the crops of the farmers are getting spoiled.

Crops of 87 thousand farmers were damaged in September

Due to the rains in the state in the month of September, the standing crop of more than 87 thousand farmers in 3.28 lakh acres has been damaged. For this, the government had launched the e-Kashti Purti portal. Farmers have given complete information including photos of crop failure on the portal. Now the government is getting the claims of the farmers physically checked. A week was given for this. Patwari and Kanungo are investigating this. Soon the report will be prepared and sent to the government.

2.33 lakh metric tonnes of paddy soaked in the mandis of GT Road
Till Monday, about 7.77 lakh metric tonnes of paddy is still waiting to be lifted in the mandis of the districts of GT belt. This paddy is in heaps and sacks. Intermittent rains for the last two days have drenched 2.33 lakh metric tonnes of paddy in the mandis. The situation is that in many mandis, paddy covered with tarpaulins has started sprouting, which is no longer salable, while the soaked paddy kept in sacks is feared to be spoiled. The farmers have appealed to the government for compensation for the loss.

So far 467565 metric tonnes of paddy has been procured in Kaithal, 253832 metric tonnes have been lifted. At present 213733 metric tonnes of paddy is lying in the mandis. Similarly, 301125 MT paddy has been procured in Ambala so far, 201011 MT has been lifted. At present 100114 metric tonnes of paddy is lying in the mandis. So far 286000 MT paddy has been procured in Yamunanagar, 217272 MT has been lifted. At present 68728 metric tonnes of paddy is lying in the mandis.

The total procurement of paddy in Karnal is 585475 MT, lifting 430516 MT and 154959 MT of paddy lying in the mandis. The lifting has not started in Panipat yet. There the total procurement is 48867 MT and 48867 MT of paddy is lying in the mandis. Total procurement is 724000 MT in Kurukshetra, 527000 MT offtake and 197000 MT lying in mandis.

There is a possibility of spoilage of 30 thousand 703 bags of millet in Mahendragarh
After the opening of the season, the buying started in the mandis on Tuesday. 1200 quintal PR paddy reached Rohtak by evening. Out of this, 950 quintals were procured. At the same time, 30 thousand 703 bags of millet are in danger of getting spoiled in three mandis of Mahendragarh area.

There was 66 mm of rain in three days from Friday to Sunday. In Mahendragarh, Kanina and Satnali mandis, efforts were made to save millet with the help of tarpaulins under the open sky. Jamwar has started in the soaked millet. So far, about 75 thousand quintals of millet has arrived in the Jhajjar grain market. A total of 35964 quintals of Bajra has been procured by the Hafed Agency. On Tuesday, 480 quintals of bajra were procured and 3074 quintals of bajra were lifted. So far, a total of 17695 quintals of millet has been lifted.

There was no purchase in Kasandi and Rewari

On Tuesday, 4125 quintals of 1509 variety, 86 quintals of paddy of PR variety were purchased in the new grain market of Sonipat. Apart from this 1500 quintal paddy of 1509 variety and 83 quintal of PR variety were purchased in Gohana Mandi. In Kasandi, the procurement could not be done due to moisture in the paddy. 150 quintals of PR paddy are lying there due to rain. The purchase continued in Kharkhoda Mandi as well. 1000 quintals of paddy were procured in Ganaur grain market. On the other hand, government procurement of millet could not be done on Tuesday in the new grain market of Rewari.

30% damage to standing crops in Bhiwani
Thousands of acres of paddy crops have been damaged in dozens of villages of Hansi, Narnaund, Barwala and Uklana due to rain and strong wind in Hisar on Tuesday morning. Due to the rain in Fatehabad, the paddy crop has been damaged from the grain market to the fields. Due to the rain accompanied by strong wind in the morning, where the ripe paddy crop was laid in the fields, the sacks and heaps of paddy kept in the grain markets of the district got drenched due to rain water. The lifting work in the grain markets has also been done up to 50 percent so far.

So far 61 thousand 739 metric tonnes of paddy has been procured in the district. Along with this, 30 thousand 216 metric tonnes of paddy has been lifted from the mandis. Agriculture experts have shown about 30 percent loss in standing crops in the fields of farmers due to three consecutive days of rain in Bhiwani. Atmaram Godara, Deputy Director of Agriculture, says that about 30 percent loss has been estimated in the crop of bajra and moong. In Charkhi Dadri, Rohtak Divisional Commissioner Jagdeep Singh first inspected Dadri and then Badra Mandi. After this, he took a meeting of the officers, in which he directed to make adequate arrangements in the mandis during the rains.

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The unseasonal rains in Haryana have become a disaster for the farmers. From fields to mandis, crops are being damaged. Paddy harvesting has been disrupted due to incessant rains for the last four days, while 10 lakh metric tonnes of crops lying in the mandis have been soaked. This has also hampered the procurement process. Due to high moisture content in paddy, farmers are not getting the full rate.

So far 26 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured in the mandis across the state. Out of this 16.92 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been lifted, remaining 10 lakh metric tonnes is lying in the paddy mandis. A target has been set to procure 50 lakh metric tonnes of paddy this year. Mandis are full of paddy due to slow lifting.

Paddy and cotton crops are being affected the most due to the rain for the last four days. The basmati paddy crop standing in the fields has fallen to the ground, while the harvesting of PR has been affected. Due to falling down of cotton flowers due to rain and wind, its production will also be reduced.

On the other hand, due to insufficient arrangement of tarpaulin, crops are getting wet in the mandis. However, while taking the license, it is the responsibility of the agent to arrange tarpaulin, but due to the negligence of the officials of the mandis, the crops of the farmers are getting spoiled.

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