Haryana farmers' leader wants Centre's undertaking on MSP for foodgrains
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India, Sept. 15 -- Hours before meeting Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Delhi on Tuesday, Haryana Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) president Gurnam Singh Charuni said that farmers of the state want the Centre to give an undertaking that foodgrain procurement will continue under the minimum support price (MSP).
"We want the Centre to give an undertaking that foodgrain procurement will continue under the MSP. Let private players buy foodgrains from farmers, but it must be guaranteed that they will not be allowed to procure the produce below the MSP decided by the Centre," Charuni said.
He, however, dismissed as an eyewash the efforts of a panel of three BJP MPs to reach out to the state's farmers over the weekend.
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