- The government has taken all the necessary measures to ensure the proper functioning of activities related to agriculture: Tomar
- Agriculture and related activities have been exempt from lockdown, Narendra Tomar said
- The winter session of Parliament began on November 29 and will run until December 23
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, responding to a question about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farm households in Lok Sabha, said the agricultural sector was functioning “smoothly”, adding that the government had taken all necessary measures to ensure the proper functioning of agriculture. -related activities.
On Tuesday, Congressman Rahul Gandhi asked an unmarked question as to whether the government had assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farm households.
Responding to the question, the minister said: “During the lockdown, the agricultural sector operated smoothly. The Indian government has taken all necessary measures to ensure the smooth running of the activities related to agriculture. Agriculture and related activities have been exempted from containment. “
“Resellers of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, etc., shops and other input-related activities were allowed to open to make the inputs available to farmers. The inter- and intra-state movement of agricultural machinery, especially combines, has been made easier, ”he added.
The winter session of Parliament began on November 29 and will run until December 23.
(With ANI inputs)
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