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UP Government Collecting Charges For Unloading, Cleaning Wheat: Samajwadi Party MP

The MP stated UP fastened minimal assist worth of Rs 1,925 per quintal, however farmers paid solely Rs 1,905.

New Delhi:

The Uttar Pradesh authorities is charging Rs 20 per quintal in money within the identify of unloading and cleansing prices for wheat procured from farmers and has not reimbursed them within the final three years, an MP in Rajya Sabha alleged.

Raising the problem by way of a Zero Hour point out, Javed Ali Khan of the Samajwadi Party stated the federal government has fastened a minimal assist worth of Rs 1925 per quintal for wheat however farmers are being paid solely Rs 1905.

Narrating his personal expertise of promoting wheat at a government-mandated procurement centre, he claimed that he was requested to pay Rs 20 per quintal in money as cleansing and unloading prices.

“When I demanded so see the order to this effect, the official at the procurement mandi showed me an Uttar Pradesh government order mandating Rs 20 per quintal as a charge for unloading and cleaning,” he stated.

The order said that this cost can be reimbursed to farmers as soon as cleared by the Centre and accredited by the chief minister, he stated, including farmers haven’t acquired any reimbursement within the final three years.

“They don’t take cheque or do an (RTGS) account transfer. They take cash and do not give a receipt,” he alleged.

He stated 36 lakh tonnes of wheat was procured in Uttar Pradesh this yr and Rs 72 crore has been collected from farmers as this cost.

At the nationwide stage, Rs 780 crore might have been collected as a part of these prices from farmers on 90 lakh tonnes of wheat procured, he stated asking beneath what account can money be taken and no receipt given.

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu requested the federal government to pay attention to the problem.

Leader of the Opposition and senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the problem of abolition of self-help teams for engineers in Jammu and Kashmir which has rendered 15,000 individuals unemployed.

He stated financial exercise has come to a standstill and unemployment has risen for the reason that time Jammu and Kashmir was downgraded to a UT 13 months in the past.

In 2003, the Congress-PDP authorities had constituted self-help teams for unemployed engineers so they may take up contracts.

Initially, such teams might take contracts as much as Rs 5 lakh and as they gained expertise they may take as much as Rs 1 crore of contracts.

This helped give employment to 15,000 engineers, he stated, including 4 days again the UT administration has abolished these self-help teams, rendering them jobless.

P Bhattacharya of the Congress sought that conventional system of medicines similar to homeopathy ought to be inspired alongside allopathy within the therapy of coronavirus.

Vandana Chavan (NCP) raised the problem of scholars of susceptible sections of society being unable to take advantage of on-line schooling as 27 per cent of scholars neither had smartphones nor TVs, nor laptops.

She demanded that the federal government improve digital infrastructure and make obtainable primary digital units to such college students.

Digvijaya Singh of the Congress raised the problem of a spurt within the worth of oxygen cylinders throughout states similar to Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.

The worth of oxygen refill has risen from Rs 10 per cubic meter to Rs 50, he stated, including the federal government ought to strictly implement the Rs 17 ceiling fastened for a similar.

Bhagwat Karad of the BJP too joined the problem, saying there was black advertising of oxygen.

Swapan Dasgupta (Nominated) sought central forces for the safety of Vishwa Bharti University because the native administration was “unresponsive” to the demand of the establishment.

The college, he stated, has been closed since August 17 after vandalism on the campus.
 

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