KANGRA DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION PERMITTED FARMERS TO REAP THEIR CROP
Happy farmers taking social distancing sincerely
Dharamshala: Six-months-long toil put in by the farming community of Kangra district by sowing the Rabi Crop in the month of October last year has now started yielding results. Kangra District Administration permitted farmers of different blocks to reap their crop from the fourth week of last month when the wheat crop started taking a golden hue. All know harvesting wheat is a really difficult, where in hilly terrains of Kangra district wheat harvest often requires a good team work keeping weather conditions in view.
Harvesting started on April 15 in the blocks of Nurpur, Indora, Fatehpur and Nagrota Bagwan when farmers got engaged in reaping wheat and other produce. Administration allowed farmers to carry on their activities round the clock as most of farmers are small farmers and need hired machinery to realize their crop after it is cut and dried.
District Administration directed agriculture and rural development departments to monitor the complete process of harvesting. Farmers have been issued guidelines to ensure social distancing, wearing mask and hand washing frequently to beat the deadly Corona virus.
Ashwani Kumar, a farmer of Dohab village thanking the State Govt. for taking a decision on right time said, “Any delay in reaping the crop could have caused them dearly. As daily climatic conditions keep on changing during the month of April and May, resulting in 24 hours engagement on the part of farmers.” Anjana Devi and Saroj Kumari, other two farmers said they were able to complete their work due to well-timed permission given by the administration.
Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati said, “The State Govt. is committed to protect the interests of each community but their cooperation and coordination is the fabric of social unity. I appeal one and all to maintain social distancing while being engaged in various activities at all time with mask on. Frequent and thorough hand washing is the other mantra along with adequate personal and social etiquettes to protect oneself and others from infection.”