Farmers get relief in weekend lockdown in UP

Lucknow, August 21: The Yogi government has issued orders to keep wholesale and retail shops of fertilizer, seeds and pesticides etc. open on Saturdays and Sundays, weekend lockdown,  in connection with ensuring uninterrupted supply of general agricultural work in the state.

Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Devesh Chaturvedi said that in this regard, formal orders have been issued by the Agriculture Department.

Chaturvedi said that in the order issued to all the divisional commissioners, district magistrates and senior superintendents of police and superintendents of police, it has been said that the shops of fertilizer, seeds and pesticides will remain open even in the two-day lockdown.

Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture said that the order issued said that due to good rains in the state, the demand for fertilizers, seeds, pesticides have increased among farmers due to high sowing and planting of kharif crops.

He has assured that there is an adequate availability of fertilizers, seeds and pesticides in the state.

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