PublicNews18: Wheat crop is ready but people are not available for harvest. The sky from above is also covered
with clouds and this situation has raised the concerns of the farmers.
Akram Rajput belongs to Mathani, a town in Nowshero Feroz district of Sindh province. They say labor is not available to harvest because of Corona’s lockdown in the country
because police and Rangers have restricted people to their homes. ‘Our crops are ready but labor is not ready to come. The government has no policy on when to start harvesting. ”
Another farmer, Ahsan Rajpoot, says, “One is not available for labor, the other is also likely to cause rains, which is worth millions of rupees of wheat ready and the entire year’s labor is at stake.
” In cities like Sindh where lockdown has been impacted across Sindh to prevent the spread of the Corona virus, it has its effects in rural areas.
Provincial Minister of Agriculture Ismail Rahu told the BBC, “As all other routines have problems in life, the transport wheel is almost jammed and if all businesses are suspended, this situation is difficult but the efforts of the Sindh government are very good.
” Meet the target and buy the wheat and deliver it to the warehouses. ‘ The Sindh government had decided to buy wheat from March 15, but was delayed due to the absence of lockdown and barley (wheat bags that the government provides).
525 wheat procurement centers have been set up in 23 districts of Sindh province and the discounted price is fixed at Rs 1400 per minute.
“If there is no harvest of wheat then it will be delayed in the cultivation of cotton, chilli or other crops, because after the harvest of wheat, time is required for cleaning the land and so on. The time of agricultural water is also fixed.
The crop should be harvested as soon as possible, otherwise it will be damaged. ‘ Accordingly, his government has given floor millers the option to shop for two months and keep stock.
“The crisis was caused in Karachi and Hyderabad because the supply was interrupted due to the strike of Goods Transport after the purchase from Pasco.
The Prime Minister had constituted committees and commissions for the inquiry but the report has not yet been made public.