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Cotton producing farmers met Prof. on Wednesday demanding compensation for crop failure in Kharif 2023 crop through special Girdawari tax. Reached the District Collectorate under the leadership of Om Jangu.
Cotton producing farmers met Prof. on Wednesday demanding compensation for crop failure in Kharif 2023 crop through special Girdawari tax. Reached the District Collectorate under the leadership of Om Jangu. He refused to hand over the memorandum to the SDM who came to collect the memorandum and expressed his displeasure over the District Collector not giving him time for the meeting. He was adamant on submitting a memorandum to the District Collector and explaining his plight. During this time, the farmers had also brought along the damaged plants of Narma crop.
Pro. Om Jangu told that the Savani crop has been eaten away by pink caterpillar. This has caused huge financial loss to the farmers. Farmers grew Narma crop after huge expenditure, but now when the time of plucking comes, they are sad and forced to cry. The tears in the eyes of the farmers are not drying up. Apart from this, the recent rains have also caused considerable damage to the ripe guar, moth, moong and millet crops. More than 70 percent of Narma crop has been damaged.
Pro. Jangu said that after permission from the Central Government, non-BT seeds are being mixed with BT seeds of Narma, since then the attack of pink bollworm has started in Narma crop. Pink caterpillar has caused huge losses to farmers’ crops. He told that at present the online Girdawari app is not working. Due to this, the farmer cannot get a copy of the Girdawari of his crop for the last two years, nor is it possible to get the Girdawari of the current crop.
He said that special Girdawari should be done for damage to Narma crop and compensation of Rs. 50 thousand per bigha to the farmers, special Girdawari should also be done for the loss in Guar, Moong, Moth, Bajri crops, adulteration of non-Bt seeds with BT should be stopped, online Girdawari system should be made immediately. To eliminate the pink bollworm, the Agriculture Department demanded simultaneous spraying of insecticides at its level. Many cotton producing farmers including Krishna Jyani, Rajendra Godara, Kulvindra Dhillon were present on this occasion.