Bhopal: Thousands of tonnes of wheat was drenched in unexpected rains on Sunday which came as a blow to the helpless farmers who were waiting to sell their foodgrain to the government at purchase centres. But they are fearing loss as unexpected rains have dashed their hopes.

Coming to the rescue of the farmers, the government has started the process of purchasing wheat from them at minimum support price (MSP). So far 45 lakh tonnes of wheat have already been procured by the government out of which only half of it has been transferred to godowns while the rest is still lying under the open sky.

A farmer named Devan Parihar told the reporters, “I came here to sell five tonnes of wheat at the centre but unfortunately rain drenched my crops. Now I am worried whether the authorities will buy the wet foodgrains or not”

Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Sihor and other adjoining places received unexpcted rains on Sunday evening. This drenched not only the wheat collected at the centres but the foodgrain of those farmers also who were waiting for their turn.

Tonnes of wheat got spoiled in similar rains two days ago.


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