Grain market in Punjab deserted despite beginning of procurement process

Amritsar (Punjab), Apr 10 (ANI): Grain market in Amritsar wore deserted look despite the state government announced the beginning of procurement of produce on Apr 10. Commission agents and farmers had staged strike in support of the farmers protesting for the past few months over Centre’s farm laws. Punjab Food and Supplies Minister, Bharat Bhushan Ashu said, “Commission agents have called off their strike over direct benefit transfer to farmers. The procurement process will be started now at Rajpura mandi. The farmers will get payments in their accounts.”