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Madhya Pradesh Farmer Waits 6 Days For Crop Weighing, Dies Of Heart Attack

Former Chief Minister has hit out on the ruling BJP over Prem Singh’s demise (Representational)


Madhya Pradesh farmers could also be celebrating a very good harvest, however giant crowds at procurement centres throughout the state have led to lengthy queues, chaos and mismanagement.

A farmer from the Agar Malwa district, who spent six days in scorching summer time warmth ready for his wheat crop to be weighed, collapsed and died of a coronary heart assault simply as his produce was being placed on the scales.

On May 19 Prem Singh, a resident of the district’s Malwasa village, acquired a SMS from the native administration asking him to deliver his wheat crop to a state-run procurement centre in Jhalara.

Prem Singh spent 4 days ready for his flip, after which he was directed to the procurement centre at Tanodia. He waited all of May 24 there earlier than his crop was lastly taken for weighing on May 25.

Tragically, simply then Prem Singh complained of uneasiness and fell unconscious. Doctors at an area hospital declared him useless when he was introduced in.

Sanjay Carpenter, the supervisor of the Tanodia procurement centre, stated the non-availability of sacks had delayed the weighing by two days. “Prem Singh’s first trolley had been weighed and it was as the second was on the scales that he collapsed. We took him to the hospital, but he died there,” Mr Carpenter stated.

“A post-mortem revealed he died of heart attack. Under government scheme, we have provided Rs 4 lakh cheque to his family,” District Collector Sanjay Kumar stated.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Kamal Nath has hit out at present Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, alleging that claims made by his authorities over wheat procurement have been false, as farmers nonetheless confronted issue in promoting their crops.

In a collection of tweets the Congress chief, whose authorities fell in March after numerous MLAs stop to affix the BJP, stated there was an absence of correct preparations at procurement centres. He pointed to the paucity of sacks on the Tanodia centre, the place Prem Singh died, for instance.

In response, Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel stated the state had ensured that each farmer was attended to and {that a} file 114 metric tonnes of wheat had been purchased from round 15 lakh farmers.

“We have left no stone unturned to help farmers. The death of a farmer during procurement is unfortunate (but) is not related to procurement procedures,” he stated, including, “Anyone can suffer a heart attack”.

The state has elevated procurement centres from 3,511 to 4,507 and almost twice the quantity of wheat has been bought, in comparison with 2019/20, up to now.

However, regardless of officers’ claims, farmers have complained that in a number of mandis the SMS system that notifies them of occasions would not work correctly and that sacks will not be out there.

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