Harvesting of crops allowed with social distancing: Govt


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday said harvesting of agricultural produce including fruits and vegetables will continue with labour engagement while maintaining social distancing.

Farming operations by farmers and farmworkers in the field are allowed for ongoing Rabi and preparatory activities for coming Kharif season, said the government.

Marketing and transportation of agricultural inputs, agricultural and horticultural products to markets both intra and interstate are permitted without any restrictions by retailers and transporters.

Seeds, fertilizers, and pesticide outlets, seed processing units in both government and private sector may be operated, without restrictions, it said.

Agro machinery movement/ custom hiring centres and operation needs are allowed in all agricultural operations.