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‘Farmers should suspend agitation amid second Covid wave,’ says Haryana minister J P Dalal

April 29, 2021 10:28 pm

On the DBT scheme in Haryana, the minister says farmers have apprehensions that the direct supply of crops to the silos is aimed to disband mandis.

Procurement slows down at region's biggest mandi as arhtiyas grapple with DBT portal

April 14, 2021 11:17 am

At the Khanna grain market, there were countless farmers who waited in a state of confusion as arhtiyas and their munims struggled with updating farmers’ details on government’s Anaaj Kharid portal to generate the OTP required to kickstart the auction process.

Punjab: Farmers allege arhtiyas demanding ‘signed blank cheques’ to facilitate procurement

April 13, 2021 8:19 am

An arhtiya from Khanna Mandi said that they are taking blank cheques from farmers as a security, adding that both arhtiyas and farmers know that during every procurement season only pre-decided amount would be deducted.

Now, Chaduni calls 'Dalit, BC, Majdoor, Kisan Panchayat' in Rohtak

April 09, 2021 9:07 pm

Chaduni also slammed the Haryana government for slapping police cases against agitating farmers for staging protests against the leaders of BJP-JJP claiming “the protests are taking place peacefully and in a democratic way”.

DBT for crop procurement: Capt takes stand says ‘will pay farmers through arhtiyas’

April 02, 2021 5:38 am

Punjab will start procuring wheat from April 10, a delay of 10 days owing to surge in Covid cases. It remains to be seen how the confrontation between state and Centre shapes up in the coming days.

Major relief for arhtiyas in Haryana

April 01, 2021 9:07 am

40% interest waiver on outstanding amount, 100% waiver of penal interest.

Punjab: Arhtiyas to hold protest against procurement policies on Monday

March 21, 2021 11:21 pm

At a meeting of the association on Sunday, they said that the Centre had issued an order to make payment for the procurement of grain after taking the land records of the farmers. Besides, direct payment will be made to the farmers.

Centre writes to Punjab govt to implement online direct payment system, compliance of PFMS

March 19, 2021 8:35 am

The Centre has been issuing such directions to the state government for the past couple of years. But in Punjab, payment of farmers comes in the accounts of the arhtiyas (commission agents) who further make it to the farmers through cheques or online transfer.

Arhtiyas to go on strike over FCI’s ‘direct transfer of MSP’ move

March 06, 2021 8:55 am

The Association claimed that Centre was taking the step to target them for supporting the farmers’ protest. Earlier, Centre had directly issued a letter to get the accounts of farmers for the direct payment and now it is being done through FCI.

Middlemen in crisis

March 26, 2016 12:04 am

The number of arhtiya suicides may not be anywhere close to those by farmers, but they do suggest a certain trend. When prices of commodities, be it basmati rice or cotton, were good, farmers planted with gusto.