Port Blair, June 11: The State General Secretary, Hindu Rastra Shakti, Dr Prasant Kr Mandaltoday spoke to Dr. Angel Bhati, Deputy Commissioner (N&M Andaman) regarding difficulties faced by  the peasants of North & Middle Andaman due to the lockdown imposed. The peasants have feared to go to their fields to preparing their paddy field for seedling because of the fear of fine.

Replying to HRS, Dr. Bhati said that farmers are the key stone of our country and she has kept her due attention to the farmers of the region so that no cultivator has to face any challenge during their vital period of cultivation.

She added that all the power tiller and tractor owners shall be issued e pass as they will apply for the same. She also said that the labourers who are engaged in paddy farming as they shall apply for e pass in connection the paddy cultivation they will also be issued e pass.

She urged the farmer who are engaged in paddy cultivation to apply for e pass immediately so that farmers may not suffer. Besides these she directed the concerned officers of Agriculture dept. of NMA district to take initiative in these regard and step immediately to meet the grievances of the farmers community of the district.