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Rajnath praises Pilibhit DM for guiding farmers about MSP during mkt visit

He has held a series of meetings with farmers at his residence over the issue

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Rajnath Singh | minimum support price | farmers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks at Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament
Singh, being the senior Cabinet Minister in the Union government, has been reaching out to farmers and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector over the three recently passed farm reform laws

Union Minister and senior BJP leader on Thursday called up Pilibhit District Magistrate Pulkit Khare to compliment him for his efforts in ensuring procurement of paddy at (MSP) and guiding about the same.

Singh, being the senior Cabinet Minister in the Union government, has been reaching out to and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector over the three recently passed farm reform laws.

He has held a series of meetings with at his residence over the issue.

Recently, a video of the Pilibhit DM during his surprise visit to a grain market in the district went viral on social media.

In the video he was purportedly seen instructing local officials to ensure procurement of paddy at the MSP and asking them to do the all formalities for it rather than farmers doing it.

He was also seen guiding farmers to sell their produce to government agencies as middlemen were buying the crop below MSP by misinforming the about moisture content in the grains.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, October 15 2020. 22:50 IST
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