COVID-19: Centre issues standard operating procedure to guide farmers during kharif crops sowing

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published Published on Apr 16, 2020   modified Modified on Apr 20, 2020

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Paddy is the main kharif (summer) crop, besides pulses, oilseeds and commercial crops like cotton and sugarcane.

The Union Agriculture Ministry on Thursday laid down the standard operating procedure (SOP) to guide farmers on safety precautions that need to be strictly followed during planting of kharif crops amid the threat of COVID-19 pandemic.

Paddy is the main kharif (summer) crop, besides pulses, oilseeds and commercial crops like cotton and sugarcane. The sowing of kharif crops has already begun in some parts. “Transplanting of paddy and vegetables are labour-intensive activities. Hence, strictly follow guidelines on social distancing, sanitizing and wearing masks,” as per the SOP released by the ministry during the national video conference on kharif crops.

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Financial Express, 16 April, 2020, https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/covid-19-centre-issues-standard-operating-procedure-to-guide-farmers-during-kharif-crops-sowing/1930620/


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