New Delhi: The lockdown caused by the Global Epidemic Corona virus and the cyclonic storm Yaas scares farmers badly. Farmers in Jharkhand, who cultivate watermelon at a good price when they have a good crop, are facing a double whammy of corona and cyclone Yaas. The ready crop is rotting in the fields, but the farmers are not able to take it to the market.
The Indian Army has come out as a helper for one such farmer who is suffering from nature and epidemics. Ranjan Kumar, a farmer from Kander Panchayat in Bokaro district, has produced a watermelon crop. Ranjan's field has produced watermelon, but due to lockdown and storm yas, he was unable to take his crop from the farm to the market. Watermelons were rotting in the field itself.
Ranjan Mahato was disappointed that the crop was not sold even after it was good. Meanwhile, Brigadier M Kumar of the Army's Sikh Regiment posted in Ramgarh reached the area along with the officers. Ranjan Mahato offered free watermelon to army officials. After Ranjan's offer of free bies, Brigadier M Kumar bought five tonnes of watermelon at a market price. Army officials also distributed relief material among the villagers.