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Massive night traffic jam on highway near Kurukshetra as farmers hold protest in Haryana


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New
Delhi,
Sep
23:

A
huge
night
traffic
jam
was
reported
on
Friday
night
on
the
national
highway
near
Kurukshetra
as
farmers
held
a
day-long
protest
in
Haryana.
Farmers
continued
their
protest
till
late
night
which
resulted
in
heavy
traffic
jam
on
the
national
highway.

Representational Image

A
group
of
farmers
blocked
the
national
highway
near
Shahabad
in
Haryana’s
Kurukshetra
district
demanding
that
the
government
immediately
begin
paddy
procurement.
The
procurement
of
Kharif
crops,
including
paddy,
in
Haryana
will
start
from
October
1.

Some
protesting
farmers
even
tried
to
remove
police
barricades
on
the
road.

The
protest
was
led
by
Haryana
BKU
(Chaduni)
chief
Gurnam
Singh
Chaduni.

Addressing
the
farmers
at
the
protest
site,
Chaduni
said
the
government
should
immediately
begin
the
procurement
process.

The
protest
caused
inconvenience
to
commuters
using
the
highway
and
police
had
to
divert
traffic.

Meanwhile,
according
to
an
official
statement
here
on
Thursday,
crops
such
as
paddy,
millet,
maize,
moong,
sunflower,
groundnut,
til,
arhar
and
urad
will
be
procured
during
the
marketing
season
2022-23.

Adequate
arrangements
have
been
made
for
smooth
procurement
in
mandis,
it
stated.

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