COVID-19: Farmers unaware of agriculture ministry guidelines

The Union Agriculture Ministry has specified guidelines for farmers in the time of the global health crisis but most of the farmers remain unaware. By Labani Mahanandy Farmers are hardly aware of the Union Agriculture Ministry’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to guide them on safety measures that need to be specifically followed during kharif crop […]

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Tamil Nadu’s folk art suffers amidst lockdown

Artistes’ source of income has dried up, and they don’t know how to put up performances on digital platforms. Shoby Krishna G Sivakasi: Artistes performing various folk forms in Tamil Nadu are distressed at the loss of their livelihood due to lockdown imposed to curb Covid-19 spread. G Balakrishnan, from a village called Kallamanayakkarpatti near […]

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People in Chennai Covid-19 hotspots are terrified

Reason: Most residents of these areas don’t follow social distancing, get into homes only when cops arrive Aarthi N Chennai: People living in the marked hotspot areas in Chennai are petrified as most residents do not follow the order to stay indoors. Shivaranjini GK, a resident of Pudupet, rued that the whole area is blocked. […]

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Reasons: Lack of manufacturing and disruption in transport Adilin Beatrice C Tiruchirapalli: Grocery shops in Tamil Nadu are running out of essential supplies. Public apprehend that the lack of food products might bring starvation.  Flora Carolin (name changed), who runs a grocery store in Chennai for the past 30 years, said: “This is the first […]

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Learning 2.0: Students go digital amid lockdown

The readership of digital libraries and the number of downloads of e-learning apps have shot up due to the nationwide lockdown. By Manasvi Gupta Stuck at home and bored of reading the same syllabus books, Inayat—a college student, tried to surf through the college’s and state’s digital library for additional resources that could help broaden […]

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COVID-19 hits Karnataka’s floriculture business

Floriculturists in the cities of Karnataka are facing losses due to Coronavirus followed by the nationwide lockdown; dumping the flowers instead of selling them. By Apoorva GS Shimoga: Tejesh, a florist in Shimoga, has resorted to going from door to door, giving away his expensive harvest of flowers for free. He said he loves what […]

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