Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Bats For District Wise Lockdown Relief For Farmers To Harvest Rabi Crop

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh while addressing a press conference through video conference, said said Punjab will allow district-wise relief from lockdown only to farmers to allow them for harvesting of Rabi crop.

He said the state was expecting a bumper crop of 185 lakh tonnes of wheat and is making arrangements for harvest of the crop.

Quoting a PGIMER study, he said the virus is likely to touch its peak by mid-september and may likely to affect 58 per cent of India’s population and 87 per cent of Punjab’s and other states’ population.

Singh has said the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus should continue, while noting that predictions by health experts about the spread of the pandemic are “horrendous and frightening”. He said a decision on whether Punjab will extend the lockdown will be taken at a meeting of the state cabinet later this evening.

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