Chandigarh, Apr 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with the youngest woman Sarpanch of Punjab Pallavi Thakur through video conference on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day.
Interacting with the Prime Minister, Pallavi Thakur, Sarpanch of Hara village of block Dharkalan in Pathankot district, said the Punjab government has made adequate arrangements for harvest, procurement and transportation of wheat during the lockdown due to coronavirus. She said it had set up grain markets by forming clusters of four to five villages for smooth procurement of wheat during lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus.
To prevent people from gathering in the grain markets, a hologram slip is issued to the farmers with a date and only a farmer with a hologram slip can take the wheat to the grain market on the fixed date, she said.
Modi said that the farmers of the country especially Punjab had selflessly worked hard to fill the foodgrains of the country.
He lauded the efforts of the farmers to provide food, milk and fruits to the people of the country during the present situation caused by the coronavirus. At the same time, the Prime Minister appealed to the farmers to reduce the consumption of urea by 50 per cent to save Mother Earth. (UNI)