Congress: Plan to turn state into mandi impractical - ECAS Punjab

Congress: Plan to turn state into mandi impractical

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Tribune News Service
Ropar, October 27

Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Sunil Jakhar today said the SAD's demand to declare the entire state as one mandi (principal market yard) was impractical and would only work against the farmers'interests further.

Jakhar visited grain markets of Takthgarh and Nurpur Bedi to interact with farmers regarding the new farm Acts. He said SAD president and former deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had been demanding an immediate promulgation of an ordinance to declare the state an agriculture market so as to ensure that corporates do not enter the grain markets.

The Congress chief said it was just not practical. "The idea of mandi is to regulate the purchase of farmers' produce. It would be impossible to manage every road, every school yard and every other open space, if the entire state is declared a mandi."

He said the SAD as well as AAP instead of training their guns at the Congress to settle the political scores should go after the Centre, the perpetrator of farm laws.

from The Tribune

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