Corona havoc on agriculture... Jaipur
Corona havoc on agriculture...
Government Guidelines: As far as possible harvesting should be done with automatic machines. Hand harvesting equipment can also be used, but disinfect it thrice.
The first excess rain destroyed crops. Now due to the havoc of Corona virus, the crisis of harvesting and transporting it to the market is standing on the forehead of the farmer. Farmers are also forced to harvest crops amid the threat of corona virus. The crop stands ready in the field. In such a situation, the Agriculture Department has now issued guidelines regarding harvesting. Farmers have been asked to harvest as far as possible through automated machines. Apart from this, hand-harvesting tools are also used in work, so disinfect them with soap water at least 3 times a day.
However, the problem is that most of the thresher machines for harvesting come through Rajasthan in Punjab. The borders of all states have also been sealed due to the lock down. Simultaneously, the administration has been instructed to ensure that social distancing is strictly followed at the time of harvesting. While cutting the crop in the field, a distance of 5 meters should be made between one person to another. The food utensils should be different and after eating the utensils should be thoroughly cleaned with soapy water. The equipment used by one person should not be used by the other person. Harvesting should be done with their own equipment. Do not use clothes worn on the first day during the harvesting period.
The state government has released 100 crore rupees to insurance companies for Nagaur and Ajmer as the state premium of the Prime Minister's Crop Insurance Scheme Kharif-2019. Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria informed that Rs 71 crore 96 lakh 29 thousand has been released for Nagaur and Rs 28 crore 3 lakh 71 thousand for Ajmer. 9 crore 95 lakh 91 thousand rupees have already been released to the company for tenants of Ajmer district. He informed that after depositing the premium portion of the Central Government, the farmers of these two districts will get insurance compensation.
The Animal Husbandry Department has written a letter to all the collectors asking them to provide fodder. Department Secretary Rajesh Sharma said that a maximum of two persons have been allowed in the vehicle supplying the feed.