Chandigarh, October 20, 2020: Farmers from Uklana and nearby areas Hisar district will not have to go to Barwala or Bhuna to sell their cotton crop. With the approval of the procurement centre of Cotton Corporation of India at Uklana, farmers will now be able to sell their crop at the government rate ie Rs 5725 per quintal.
Farmers and traders of the district expressed their gratitude on approval of this procurement centre with the efforts of Haryana Minister of State, Archaeology & Museums and Labour & Employment, Anoop Dhanak. It is noteworthy that the farmers’ delegation, Cotton Mill Association and Kachha Arthiya Association had demanded the construction of a procurement centre so that the farmers can get full price for their crop. Earlier, farmers had to go to Barwala or Bhuna and sell their crops. On the demand of farmers and traders, Anoop Dhanak held talks with high officials about setting up a procurement centre in Uklana, after which the approval was given to establish a procurement centre.
Anoop Dhanak said that the Cotton Corporation of India procurement centre will prove very beneficial for improving the financial condition of cotton growers and they will be able to sell their crops here at Minimum Support Price (MSP). He said that the State Government is committed to the interests of the farmers and proper arrangements have been made in the mandis of the state for procuring crops.