Tribune News Service
Bathinda, April 3
The Cooperative Department has come forward to help farmers in the district. Cooperative societies of the department have been providing seeds, fertilisers, pesticides and livestock feed to the farmers in villages.
Giving this information, Deputy Registrars of the department Anil Murari and AR Rupinder Singh, said cooperative societies in the district were assisting the farmers. They said the farmers were being explained about the compulsion of the curfew and social distancing. They added that farmers could buy essential commodities from the societies.
Deputy Commissioner B Srinivasan said cooperative societies had been opened keeping in view the welfare of farmers, but they should visit these only to purchase seeds and fertilisers. The DC said the farmers must stay indoors for maximum time.
He added that it was a difficult time for the entire society and they should play their role in breaking the cycle of Covid by staying indoors.
AR Rupinder said cooperative societies were providing quality products at reasonable prices. He said the department was also providing all necessary items for agriculture. The department was preparing fertilisers, pesticides and other materials for the coming days.
After several days, banks were opened to the general public in the district on Friday. All necessary arrangements were made by banks for social distancing.
Officials painted circles outside banks for customers for maintaining social distancing. Besides, sanitisers were also kept in banks.
Moreover, sodium hypochloride was sprayed at Mandi Kalan village. Executive officer Bharatvir Singh said public places had been sanitised and ration was also being distributed among needy families in the area with the help of social organisations.
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