Bharmour farmers sent to native villages

Dharamsala, June 9

Farmers of Bharmour, a tribal area in Chamba district — who were stuck in Dharamsala since the Covid lockdown was imposed in Himachal in the month of April — were sent to their native villages in HRTC buses by the Kangra district administration.

Local BJP MLA Vishal Nehria, while talking to The Tribune, said many farmers of the Bharmour region migrated to lower areas in Kangra district during winter. They return to the Bharmour region for farming in summer. However, due to lockdown in the state and the suspension of public transport, they could not go back to their native villages this year, he said.

Nehria said many farmers, who were stuck here, requested him to facilitate their return to their native villages for farming. They said they had to sow their fields in Bharmour before the onset of monsoon, failing which their cropping season would have been destroyed, he said. The MLA said HRTC buses were arranged to send back the farmers. “Today, the first batch of 20 farmers were sent and in the coming days, others would be sent through special HRTC buses,” he said. — TNS

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