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Arunachal Pradesh CM Thanks Women Farmers for 'Voluntarily' Offering Vegetables to Migrants

(Image credit: Twitter)

(Image credit: Twitter)

The Arunachal Pradesh government on March 8 had suspended issuing permits to foreigners to enter the State with a view to combating the pandemic.

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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday extended his thanks to the State’s women farmers and villagers for showing their generous behaviour towards daily wage labourers and non-local migrant workers of the State by “voluntarily” giving vegetables to them.

Taking to the microblogging site Twitter, the Chief Minister wrote, “I thank our Arunachali women farmers & villagers who are voluntarily contributing vegetables from their farms for further distribution to daily wage workers and non-local migrant workers in the state. Deeply touched by the generosity of these farmers”.

To contain the spread of the deadly virus, the Central government has put the country in a 21-day lockdown period, which has brought life to a standstill. The lockdown would last till April 14.

The Arunachal Pradesh government on March 8 had suspended issuing permits to foreigners to enter the State with a view to combating the pandemic.

In India, the COVID-19 has infected over 1000 people and has killed over 25 people. The virus has globally attacked over 7 lakh people and the death toll due to it has crossed over 30,000. The virus had first emerged in China’s Hubei province in December last year.


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