Labour shortage likely to hit Bengal rabi paddy harvest

Harvesting of boro paddy in West Bengal, established to get started in about a 7 days, is probable to be hampered by labour shortage as most of the employees have gone to their villages subsequent the pandemic scare.

The Condition government is making an attempt to deal with the manpower shortage by deploying supplemental combine harvesters.

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According to Pradip Kumar Mazumder, Chief Advisor (Agriculture) to the Chief Minister, the Condition has shut to 2,500 combine harvesters and it tried out to induct some more just just before the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed. Community labourers are accessible for harvesting and some migrant labourers, who acquired trapped at potato harvesting, will also be utilised for harvesting of boro paddy.

“We are keeping our ears to the ground. Relying on the predicament, we have to choose conclusions but as of now, we really feel the predicament is a workable, if not

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