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No restrictions on farmers to carry out agricultural activities during lockdown: Uddhav Thackeray

While addressing the citizens Live on social media, Uddhav Thackeray informed that the farmers will be allowed to continue their farming activities during the lockdown which will remain till April 30 in Maharashtra.

No restrictions on farmers to carry out agricultural activities during lockdown: Uddhav Thackeray
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday announced that the lockdown in the state will be extended till April 30 while clarifying that there will no restriction to farmers for carrying out agricultural activities amid the lockdown. 

While addressing the citizens Live on social media, Uddhav Thackeray informed that the farmers will be allowed to continue their farming activities during the lockdown which will remain till April 30 in Maharashtra. 

“We have imposed no restrictions on farmers to carry out agricultural activities during the lockdown. All farm-related activities are ongoing. Given that it is a peak season, the required tools and other things for the same will remain available,” Uddhav Thackeray said while adding that the supply and transportation for essential commodities will remain functional. 

Uddhav Thackeray’s remarks providing relief to the farmers came during the time of harvesting season of Rabi crops. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with chief ministers of various state via video conferencing for the second time. 

“During the interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conference, I suggested that the lockdown in Maharashtra should continue even after April 14. The lockdown will continue till April 30th,” Uddhav Thackeray said. 

Moreover, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said that the decision on examinations in schools and college will be taken on April 14. Along with this, the Maharashtra government will also provide instruction about whether the industries will be operational or not. 

“As of today morning, we have carried out 33,000 tests. Of these tests, 19,000 people have been tested in Mumbai while only 1,000 of those are COVID-19 positive. With the increasing number of coronavirus cases, the BMC has launched contact tracing and is testing door to door. We are not waiting for patients to come to us,” Uddhav Thackeray said. 

Maharashtra is the worst-hit state with 1,666 number of coronavirus or COVID-19 cases while Mumbai has become the first city to cross 1000-mark. 

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