Tribune News Service
Rohtak, October 29
Farmers in Rohtak district are yet to receive payment for the bajra procured from them by the government agencies around three weeks ago.
“I sold five quintals of bajra at MSP of Rs 2,150 per quintal on October 1, but the payment has not been released so far,” said Rakesh Hooda from Khidwali village.
Sunil of Madhodhi village, who sold 27 quintals of bajra on October 5 and 19, has also not received his payment. “I need money to buy seeds etc. for the next crop,” he said.
Arhtiya Harsh Girdhar confirmed that the payment of a large number of farmers had not been released even after three weeks.
All-India Kisan Sabha district president Preet Singh said the payment of over 60 per cent farmers had not been released so far. “We have submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner who assured us of resolving the issue,” he said.
Haryana State Warehouse Corporation District Manager Parmod Gupta said they send cases to the head office for payment on the same day of procurement.
“So, only the officers at the head office can tell why there has been a delay in the release of payment to farmers,” the Haryana State Warehouse Corporation District Manager said.