Indian govt exempts agriculture-farming, allied activities from Covid-19 lockdown


Migrant workers trying to board a crowded bus as they return to their villages, during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of the coronavirus outbreak, in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, on Sunday (March 29). - Reuters

NEW DELHI: Indian government has exempted agriculture-farming and allied activities from the ongoing lockdown imposed in the wake of Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

"Government has granted relaxation in the nationwide lockdown for activities related to agriculture-farming and allied activities with a view to address problems being faced by the farming community. This will also ensure uninterrupted harvesting of crops," reads a statement issued by the federal ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare.

Start your ads-free experience now!

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Regional

Python swallows woman whole in Indonesia
Malaysia needs time to study Asean joint visa proposal, says Home Minister
Mt Ruang: Last eruptions before Wednesday occurred in 2002, 1949
Thailand drops joint patrols with Chinese police after public backlash
Cops on the hunt for cable thieves in Ayer Hitam
Najib wanted to answer questions on money laundering in court, says investigating officer
Hearing for Siti Bainun's appeal against conviction postponed to Jan 30 next year
Biker ambushed by a tiger near Gua Musang, lives to tell his tale
Historic day for human rights in Malaysia, says Azalina
Many workers in boycott-hit companies are locals, says Rayer

Others Also Read