Farmers in Odisha to step out of mandis
In order to make their way easy and not to face any harrassment, farmers in Sundargarh have stopped arriving at mandis to sell their produce. As per the information the possible reason could be the farmers selling their produce in the open market instead of the paddy procurement centres.
Farmers opt for the open market as they say that government schemes and regulations are only on paper, MSP remains only on pen and paper, nothing will change our situation.
This apart, farmers have to bear the cost of gunny bags, ropes and labour which makes selling their produce at mandis a less profitable affair.
Talking about the centers, In-charge deputy registrar of cooperative societies (DRCS) Gabriel Soreng said in next few days, procurement centres will be closed in the district, despite having active tokens, farmers have stopped coming.