Thane, Apr 12 : The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted normal lives as people have thoughtfully distanced themselves from feast and festivities, and have delved into nostalgia associated with seasonal savouring during summers.
Owing to the lockdown placed to contain the pandemic, this prickly summer still awaits to experience déjà vu moments of rejoicing different varieties of mangoes harvested in the coastal town of Ratnagiri.
The prevailing situation has left farmers grappling with the problem of selling their produce and the mango growers stand no different in the scenario. Konkan Division Agricultural Deputy Director Vikas Patil has penned letter to the civic heads of Mumbai city and neighbouring Thane distrcit seeking their help in selling the produce of Ratnagiri's mango growers.
Mr Patil sought permission for directly selling the mangoes to the co-operative societies, and added that the farmers have agreed to the proposal. He asked the civic heads to appeal to co-operative societies to bail out Ratnagiri farmers in this hour of crisis. (UNI)