Apart from coronavirus lockdown affecting millions of migrants forcing them to leave cities and return to their safe havens at their homes. Media reports claim the migration to be one of the most large scale migrations ever to take place in India after partition.
Now from affecting migrants news have surfaced that coronavirus lockdown has also started affecting the farmers. A farmer from Bidar had committed suicide as he could not find buyers from his farm-grown watermelons.
#NewsAlert: A farmer has committed suicide in a village in Karnataka’s Bidar as watermelons which he grew in his farm have no buyers.
— Bangalore Mirror (@BangaloreMirror) March 31, 2020
Reports have surfaced regarding how police authorities in both Uttar Pradesh and Kerala have been spraying disinfectants and soap water on migrants coming from cities to contain coronavirus. With lockdown taking a toll on daily wagers and farmers as they fear their livelihood is at stake, there are many migrants who are also finding it difficult to reside in villages.
In many villages, migrants are not allowed to enter as they fear the coronavirus can spread through them.