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PM: MSP vital for food security system, govt committed to it

IndiaTimes Friday, 16 October 2020 ()
Amid farmers’ protests in Punjab and Haryana against the newly-enacted farm laws, PM Narendra Modi on Friday said procurement of food crops at minimum support price (MSP) was a key element of the country’s food security system and his government was committed to continue with it.
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Several masked men looted Rs 7 lakh from Punjab National Bank in Haryana's Jhajjar on October 21. Investigation is underway. "CCTV footage has been recovered. Around 7 lakh rupees have been looted from the bank. Monitoring is being done," said Jhajjar SP.

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Farmers 'Rail Roko' protests have impacted several industries in Punjab. Lots of shipping containers are stuck at dry port in Ludhiana. They are facing huge loss due 'Rail Roko' agitation by farmers. "Our lots of shipping containers are stuck here because of farmers protest. We are facing lots of trouble on daily basis. Punjab government is doing nothing for us. Exporters are facing huge problems," said Rishi Gupta owner of Kova Fasteners Pvt. Ltd. While speaking to ANI, Abrol International owner Surinder Abrol said, "This month we cannot export our containers due to the farmers protest. We are facing huge loss because of farmers". Large number of farmers in Punjab, Haryana and some parts of other states are protesting against the new farm laws.

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