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Instructions to ensure 100% payment directly into the account of farmers in Haryana

Chandigarh March 27 (P2P) : Haryana Chief Minister,  Manohar Lal presided over a review meeting regarding the procurement process of Rabi crops commencing from April 1, 2021 and directed the concerned officials to make all necessary arrangements. During the meeting, a booklet containing information about the entire arrangement of procurement process was also released. Besides this, the Chief Minister also gave instructions to ensure 100% payment directly into the account of farmers.

For the stakeholders, 12 essential information points related to procurement process are enclosed in this booklet. The functions and rights of Stakeholders including Farmer, Secretary Market Committee, Gate Keeper, Auction Recorder, Inspector, Ahartiyas (Commission Agents), Transporter, Warehouse Keeper, District Manager, Payment, Purchaser and Marketing Board Administrator are described in this booklet. The method of filling the information regarding farmers’ Log-in Form, Meri Fasal Mera Byora and Parivar Pehchan Patra etc. are also mentioned in the booklet. Information regarding transferring the payment of procurement is also mentioned. The Chief Minister also directed to publish pamphlets containing information mentioned according to the stakeholders so that the farmers can get all the information in an accessible manner.

During this meeting, the Chief Minister said that in every situation, the State Government has been making efforts in the interest of farmers. He said that every necessary arrangement should be made to help the farmers. He said that support of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) should also be sought to ensure that farmers do not face any inconvenience in the market. It was apprised in the meeting that there are number of FPOs in the state and a list of 380 organizations have been sent to the respective Deputy Commissioners who will assist the administration in the procurement process.

The Chief Minister said that temporary provisions license should be issued to the Ahrtiyas (Commission Agents) by improving the system of issuing temporary provision license. He also directed to ensure proper arrangements for Ahrtiyas so that they can get their commission during the procurement.

Besides this, the Police Department has been directed to make arrangements to stop unregistered farmers entering the border of the State. Only the farmers who have registered at Meri Fasal Mera Byora portal will be allowed to bring their crops for procurement. The Chief Minister also directed the concerned officials to ensure the lifting of crops within 48 hours. The concerned Officials have been directed to make prior arrangements to increase the procurement centers if required at the time of emergency situations.