Yadwinder Singh Toor
Ludhiana, October 4, 2019 - While exercising his powers under section 144 of CrPC, District Magistrate cum Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal has banned the harvesting of paddy crop by combines from 7 pm to 8 am. The combines can be used for harvesting of paddy crop from 8 am to 7 pm only.
Mr Agrawal informed that the harvesting of paddy crop has started and usually, the combines operate 24X7 during these days. During operation at night time, these combines harvest paddy crop with high moisture content at night time. So when the moisture content in paddy gets higher than the set parameters, the purchase agencies are unable to procure that particular harvest, leading to protest in farmers, which further leads to tension in the Mandis and sometimes further leads to law and order problem.
These ban orders would remain in force till December 2, 2019.