Bhattal slams govt for 'poor' paddy lifting mechanism



Chandigarh: Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today criticised the "poor" arrangements made by the state government for lifting of paddy.

Heaps of paddy were lying unprocured in markets and farmers were left to languish there for days together, Bhattal said in a statement released here.

She claimed that during the previous Congress regime, the farmers did not face any difficulty in selling their commodities and payment was also made immediately.

At some places, farmers were not being able to sell their produce even after 10 days, she said and appealed to the state government to ensure smooth lifting of paddy.

PTI