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Priyanka slams UP govt for less procurement of wheat

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday slammed the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh over less procurement of wheat from farmers and urged the government to extend the date to ensure maximum purchase.

Updated Jun 24, 2021 04:36 AM

Priyanka slams UP govt for less procurement of wheat

Priyanka Gandhi in a tweet in Hindi said, "In Uttar Pradesh, the last date for procuring wheat has passed and the government was unable to procure wheat from several farmers. If buying wheat from all the farmers was not a rhetoric, then the BJP government should ensure maximum purchase by extending the date of procurement. Or else, during rainy season the wheat procured from farmers will be wasted."

Her remarks came two days after she wrote to the chief minister highlighting that only 14 per cent of wheat produced has been procured by the state government.

She had also highlighted that the procurement centres in several villages were closed and less wheat was purchased from farmers.

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