CANACONA: Amidst reports of shortage of vegetables due to the lockdown, farmers of Canacona have come forward to use their land to grow fast growing varieties of vegetables so that these vegetables can be sold in the local markets.
The Agricultural Department, in a quick action, has also started supplying various varieties of seeds through their Zonal Agricultural Offices all over Goa.
Zonal Agricultural Officer of Canacona Zone Shivram Naikgaonkar said that the novel idea originated from a member of a WhatsApp group which has farmers and facilitators as its members.
“Our department has risen to the occasion and we have already made arrangements to supply the required vegetable seeds to the farmers in Goa,” Naikgaonkar informed.
Sources informed that the Agricultural Department has supplied vegetable seeds to North Goa ZAOs on Monday and South Goa ZAOs were supplied seeds on Thursday.
Naikgaonkar informed that seeds of lady finger, amaranthus, spring bean, spinach, fenugreek, ash gourd and ridge gourd were supplied to farmers from all over the taluka on Thursday.
“Mango fruitfly traps will be available on Friday,” he added.
“Farmers who could get a transit pass for collecting the required quantities of the seeds not only for them but for the farmers staying in their neighbourhood. We gave hundreds of packets today and the supply will continue on Friday also,” Naikgaonkar informed.