How has the pandemic affected farmers

How has the pandemic affected farmers:Due to the epidemic and storm, difficulties have arisen for a young farmer of Jharkhand. About 120 tonnes of watermelon has been produced in 6 acres, but customers are not being found. Indian Army has helped this young farmer.

Due to the lockdown, farmers are facing many problems in selling their crops. There is one such 25-year-old farmer from Jharkhand who has cultivated watermelon but is facing huge losses due to non-opening of markets. Now the Indian Army, helping them, has bought about 5 tons of watermelon. Sikh Regimental Center of Ramgarh has bought 5 tonnes of watermelon at market price. Actually, this farmer named Ranjan Kumar Mahato did not get good price of watermelon in the market. In the local market, no one is buying it even at Rs 2 per kg. After this he decided to give it to the army only. The army bought 5 tons of watermelon for the soldiers only at the market price.

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How has the pandemic affected farmers :Ranjan Kumar Mahato has graduated from Ranchi University. After being offered by Mahto, Commandant Brigadier M Sri Kumar and other SRC officials have bought this watermelon from Bokaro district. Sena and their families went to the farmer’s 25-acre farm with gifts, groceries and food packets and bought 5 tonnes of watermelon on their vehicles and brought them to the SRC centre. The SRC is at a distance of about 15 kilometers from the farmer’s field.

Huge damage due to storm and epidemic

Quoting Brigadier Kumar, PTI told in a report that to save water, this farmer cultivates through drip irrigation. Even after hard work, poor farmers are facing many problems in selling their crops. He said, ‘We came to know that Mahto had started farming for about two years but due to Kovid-19 epidemic and cyclonic storm Yas has suffered heavy losses.’ Brigadier Kumar is also the chairman of Ramgarh Cantonment Board.

Ranjan Mahato doing farming in 25 acres

When Ranjan Mahato did not get a job even after completing his studies, he decided to take up farming. For this, he started farming by taking 25 acres of land on lease at the rate of Rs 5,000 per acre. In about 6 acres of land, he cultivated watermelon at a cost of Rs 15 lakh. Due to this, about 120 tonnes of watermelon has been produced. A major part of the total produce has not been sold.

How has the pandemic affected farmers :Yields are good but customers are not getting

Even after so much production of watermelon, customers are not getting due due to the lockdown. This is the reason that the crops have now started rotting in the fields itself. In the village, no person is buying even at the rate of Rs 2 per kg. The army also found out in some other places so that it could be sold. Due to not getting any specific information, the army decided to buy it for its own consumption only.

In the remaining 19 acres of land, Mahto has cultivated capsicum, brinjal and other vegetables. He has also given employment to 40 women for farming work. Let us tell you that in Jharkhand there is enough cultivation of watermelon, tomato, peas, beans, cabbage and ladyfinger etc.

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