Farmers blocked the National Highway for half an hour.
In Chandauli district, angry farmers blocked the National Highway near Naveen Krishi Mandi located at the headquarters due to non-procurement of paddy on online token. During this, slogans were raised fiercely against the administration. After the information, Sadar SDM Avinash Kumar and Deputy RMO Anoop Kumar Srivastava reached the spot. The officers explained and pacified the farmers. Due to the traffic jam, there was a queue of vehicles on the highway. Traffic came to a standstill for half an hour.
offline purchases due to rain
On December 24, the government had issued a guideline for online token purchase. In such a situation, the farmers had withdrawn the token online. On this, he got the date of 29 and 30 December. At the same time, in view of the problems of some farmers and two days of rain, a provision was made to purchase food grains offline on 28 and 29 December. So that the grain of the dump farmers can be bought at the purchasing centers.
online token canceled
On the other hand, when the farmers who took out online tokens reached the market with their produce on Tuesday, the center in-charges refused to buy. Told that online tokens of these dates have been canceled due to offline purchase for two days. This angered the farmers. Dozens of farmers blocked the highway. Due to this there was a queue of vehicles on both sides. After the information, Kotwali police reached the spot.
Officials explained to the farmers
At the same time, Sadar SDM and Deputy RMO reached in a hurry. Explained and pacified the farmers. Told that after the purchase of dumped grains at the purchasing centers, farmers with online tokens would be given preference in the purchase of their produce. Although farmers with online tokens will not be bought in these two days, they will have to withdraw online tokens again on 30th when the website of Food and Logistics Department is operational. After the assurance of the officials, the farmers agreed and ended the blockade.