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Haryana launched free helpline to help farmers in procurement during Rabi Season
Haryana launched free helpline to help farmers in procurement during Rabi Season

The issues of the farmers will be broadly categorized into three parts namely procurement-related issues, infrastructure-related issues, and Corona related issues.

10 April 2020 Current Affairs:The Haryana State Government has set up a 24x7 Toll-free helpline facility for procurement during Rabi Season 2020 and also ensuring social distancing norms. The aim of the move is to facilitate the farmers during the Rabi procurement season in these difficult times of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Highlights:
Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) launched a dedicated 24x7 Toll-free helpline No. 1800-180-2060 with thirty lines has been established in Panchkula, the Head Office of HSAMB.
♦ The Helpline room staff will operate in three shifts namely 7 am to 3 pm, 3 pm to 10 pm and 10 pm to 7 am, to make the facility available round the clock.
♦ The facility will be fully operationalized by 13 April 2020.
♦ The issues of the farmers will be broadly categorized into three parts namely procurement-related issues, infrastructure-related issues, and Corona related issues. 
♦ All the calls received on the Helpline number from the farmers will be recorded by the operators.
♦ The state has distributed a layout plan for every mandi and procurement centre to all districts.
♦ It aims to ensure that no farmer, labourer, arhtia or transporter gets infected with COVID-19.
♦ The state government has agreed to procure grain of wheat, gram, mustard and sunflower of every farmer of Haryana at Minimum Support Price (MSP).