Krishi VaartaOutlook Agriculture
For the prevention of corona virus, the nationwide lockdown has been the biggest hit on the farmers of the country
• To prevent the corona virus, the farmers of the country are being hit the most due to the lockdown done throughout the country. Due to the lockdown, farmers have to sell fruits and vegetables as well as milk and other crops like wheat, gram, mustard etc. at one and a half price. In spite of all this, the farmers of the country stood at the forefront to deal with the epidemic and supplied food grains as well as filling the stock, so the All India Farmers' struggle, representing more than 250 farmer organizations across the country, coordinated The committee (AIKSCC) has decided to celebrate Kisan Samman Diwas on 16 May._x000D_ • AIKSCC convenor VM Singh told Outlook that Kisan Samman Diwas will be celebrated on May 16, 2020 at 9 am. During this time, keeping in mind the social distance, the farmers used to stand on the roof of their house, courtyard or on their fields etc., showing national flag, organization flags or any agricultural machine for 5 to 10 minutes, cheering each other in respect. They will proudly say - I am a farmer. He said that today the young farmers of the country are raising their voice._x000D_ _x000D_  Even in lockdown, the farmer is producing food to feed the nation, so that no one is hungry._x000D_ • VM Singh said that even in the time of an epidemic like Corona, the farmer is producing food to feed the nation, so that no one is hungry. He said that along with the lockdown, the farmers of the country are also fighting against unseasonal rains and hail. Farmers have to sell vegetables like tomatoes, onions etc. at a nominal price, while mango and banana crops have suffered heavy losses due to unseasonal rains and hail. Due to the lockdown, farmers are unable to sell crops in the mandis. Companies are not purchasing milk._x000D_ Source: - Outlook Agriculture, 13 May 2020_x000D_ If you find this information is useful to you, like it and share it with your farmer friends._x000D_ _x000D_
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