The crops of farmers this time in Haryana would be procured online through e-procurement from October 1, and its payment would be made direct to farmers through their bank accounts. Haryana minister of state for food and civil supplies Karan Dev Kamboj said on Thursday that initially, all arhatiyas (commission agents) would be connected with the government’s server. Thereafter, the farmers would be connected through the arhatiyas.
The farmers would have to give their consent whether they want to take money from arhatiyas, or get it directly from their bank accounts. He said that for the success of this system, all the arhatiyas would have to computerize their working, so that data of all farmers could be accessed easily.
Also, the arhatiyas would have to upload the data, such as name of farmer, address, aadhaar number, and other necessary information, including mobile phone numbers on the server. The government would start paddy procurement from October 1, so that farmers may not face any problem in selling their produce, he added.
Hindustan News 16/09/2016: http://epaper.livehindustan.com/