Agriculture, farming and allied activities have been exempted from the nationwide lockdown.
The decision has been taken with a view to address problems being faced by the farming community in the harvesting of their crops and transporting foodgrains to the mandis.
This will also ensure uninterrupted harvesting of crops.
Under the 2nd Addendum issued by the Union Home Ministry the following categories have been exempted from the lockdown:
Agencies engaged in procurement of agriculture products, including MSP operations.
Mandis’ operated by the Agriculture Produce Market Committee or as notified by the State Government.
Farming operations by farmers and farm workers in the field.
Custom Hiring Centres (CHC)’ related to farm machinery.
Manufacturing and packaging units of fertilisers, pesticides and seed; & Intra and Inter-State movement of harvesting and sowing related machines like combined harvester and other agriculture/horticulture implements
Source : All India Radio