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Ryots should not panic over lockdown: B C Patil

Farmers should not panic over enforcement of 21-day nationwide lockdown as it is inevitable to control the spread of Covid-19, which is spreading fast across the globe. But the State government is always with the peasants, assured Agriculture Minister B C Patil.

He was speaking to reporters after handing over a cheque for Rs five lakh to the widow of the farmer who committed suicide recently at Lad Chincholi village in Aland taluk of the district on Tuesday.

The minister said, the farmers should not be cowardice, as committing suicide is not a remedy for all problems. The government will continue to procure tur and will not come in the way of transportation and selling of their produce.

The peasants could get seeds, fertiliser, pesticide, and other equipment from Raita Samparka Kendras for the coming season. The people should not violate the lockdown, he appealed. 

Patil handed over a compensation cheque for Rs 5.27 lakh and a cheque for Rs one lakh personally to the widow of the deceased farmer. The minister was seen repeatedly telling the people to maintain social distancing as they failed to do so while handing over the cheque and addressing the media persons. 

MP Dr Umesh Jadhav, MLAs Subhash Guttedar and Basavaraj Mattimod, Deputy Commissioner B Sharat, Zilla Panchayat President Suvarna Malaji, former MLA Doddappa gouda Naribol, BJP district president Shivaraj Patil,
Joint Director of Agriculture Rathendranath Sugur, and others were present on the occasion.

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