Weighing, unloading, moisture measurement and on-line billing – the whole course of takes roughly two hours offering farmers with hassle-free procurement at Adani Agri Logistics’ silo in Solumajra village in Kaithal.
The course of is carried out utilizing machines, and practically 50 folks monitor procurement to unloading operations on the silos, the place 1,000 to 1,200 farmers promote their merchandise on to authorities procurement businesses every day.
Long traces of tractor-trolleys will be seen each inside and outdoors the power, indicating that it’s nicely obtained by farmers, who spend the whole day promoting their produce within the APMCs or mandis, which stays flooded with grains all through the harvest season.
Government businesses are in command of procurement on the silos, because the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has employed this facility for storage and transportation beneath a 20-year contract signed in 2007.
This yr, farmers from close by Kaithal and Kurukshetra districts got the choice of promoting their produce instantly on the silos, as the federal government has set a goal of procuring 2.12 lakh MT instantly. Farmers from Dhand and Pundri grain markets, nonetheless, are bringing their produce to silos as a result of these mandis wouldn’t have procurement.
Haryana’s mandis seem abandoned, however the motion of farmers from mandis to silos won’t have an effect on arhtiyas’ earnings as a result of they are going to obtain their fee whereas sitting of their outlets, in response to a state agriculture advertising and marketing board official.
Most farmers appreciated the preparations on the silos and have been conscious that the procurement was dealt with by the federal government businesses. However, they proceed to imagine that the federal government is involving non-public corporations in procurement so as to get rid of the mandi system, as predicted by farmer leaders throughout the farm agitation.
“We know the silos are procuring for the government,” stated Charanjit Singh of Faral village. Farmers, however, are advised every day to return their produce as a result of poor high quality. On the opposite hand, the direct sale of meals grains to silos has displaced 1000’s of migrant and native laborers related to these mandis, notably in Dhand and Pundri.
“During the harvest season, around 3,000 laborers used to get jobs in Dhand grain market for nearly two months, but now the mandi looks deserted because there is no procurement of wheat going on here,” stated Kuldeep Singh, a bookkeeper at Dhand mandi.
According to officers, monitoring the procurement, 77 lakh MT of wheat has already arrived this yr, and the arrival is anticipated to simply exceed 1 lakh MT because the arrival remains to be ongoing. Apart from saving lakhs of rupees on transportation, the federal government can save crores on gunny luggage.