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The Centre has granted relaxation in the nationwide lockdown for activities related to agriculture, farming and allied activities.

This has been done with a view to addressing problems being faced by the farming community.

This will also ensure uninterrupted harvesting of crops.

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the union home minister Amit Shah.

Tomar has been constantly monitoring issues related to the farmers ever since the lockdown was enforced.

He was apprised of the difficulties the farmers could face in the harvesting of their crops and transporting food grains to the markets.

Keeping in view the demands of farmers and concerned organisations and at the directions of the Prime Minister, the Centre urgently considered and sympathetically examined the issue, following which a practical solution was arrived at in the interest of farmers and related communities.

The union home ministry has issued the second addendum to the guidelines related to the nationwide lockdown.

Under this Addendum, activities related to Agriculture and related products, services and such other activities have been brought under the exception categories from the 21-day lockdown.

This will also allow unhindered harvesting of crops.

Tomar complimented the Modi and Shah for the exception granted to agriculture and allied activities.

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