Centre asks States to ensure smooth harvesting, sowing operations

The Union governing administration on Friday questioned states and union territories to be certain clean harvesting and sowing operations, indicating agricultural pursuits had been exempted from the 21-working day lockdown enforced to fight coronavirus.

In a communication to all States and UTs, Union Dwelling Secretary Ajay Bhalla, said the farming operations by farmers, farmworkers and procurement of agricultural productions are exempted from the nationwide lockdown.

Bhalla said the Dwelling Ministry had allowed agricultural operations, retaining in check out the harvesting and sowing year.

He said although exceptions have been allowed for farming operations by farmers and farmworkers, procurement of agricultural productions, operation of mandis, movement of harvesting and sowing associated machinery and other people.., and so on. On the other hand, as for each data been given, these exceptions have not percolated down at the field level.

“With a check out to ensuring clean harvesting and sowing operations, whilst sustaining

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Covid-19: Karnataka cashew makers’ body asks growers not to panic

The Karnataka Cashew Manufacturers’ Association (KCMA) has recommended cashew growers not to worry owing to coronavirus outbreak in the state and has assured them that cashew would be purchased from them at reasonable charges as quickly as the virus effect subsides.

Subraya Pai, President of KCMA, claimed the business is mindful that this is the peak uncooked cashew nut harvest time in Karnataka and neighbouring States. The Karnataka government has recommended the factories to run at fifty for each cent potential or stay shut.

As most of the processing models are positioned in the districts declared for lockdown, they are not able to accomplish their typical business enterprise functions these as procuring and drying of uncooked cashew nut, processing them to cashew kernels, and exports.

He asked for cashew farmers and uncooked cashew traders to sunshine-dry uncooked cashew nuts for two times, and shop them in jute bags, and retain

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