Capt seeks relaxation in wheat norms; Harsimrat alleges rigging in procurement
Congress-led Punjab government on Monday sought relaxation in norms for wheat procurement in the wake of crop losses due to untimely rains.
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, however, alleged that wheat farmers were being harassed and fleeced in the state through “organised rigging” of moisture content machines. She charged the Congress government with “becoming a partner in this extortion racket”.
Chief minister Amarinder Singh wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking relaxation in specifications for wheat procurement in the current season in view of crop losses suffered by farmers due to unseasonal rains.