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Haryana farmers may pay a heavy price for delayed wheat harvest


The Haryana government on Thursday announced that wheat procurement this year will start from April 20, instead of April 1, and will be carried out in a staggered manner. This comes in the backdrop of a nationwide lock-down to address the Covid-19 pandemic.

To incentivise farmers to delay the harvest, the State government has announced that ₹50/quintal will be paid extra for arrivals that come between May 6 and May 31 and ₹125/quintal for arrivals between June 1 and June 30. While it is a neat plan on paper, it has left farmers panicking.

By delaying the harvest ...


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