As wheat harvesting is about to begin, farmers are seeking immediate relaxation for mechanic and spare parts shops so that the machinery, including combine harvester, reaper and tractors could be repaired.
Sukhvinder Singh, a farmer from Sapera village, who also owns a combine harvester, said, “The harvesting season is about to begin and before starting the harvesting with the machine, it needs to be repaired. But spare parts are not available.
“Farmers have started calling me for bookings but the combine is not ready. We have the staff for the machine and they can get it repaired but there is no shop available from where we could get the spare parts.”
“For the past three days, I have talked to many dealers but they have been saying that there is no supply due to the lockdown. I have also sown wheat on 45 acres and there is already crop loss due to unwanted rainfall. Now, the machine is not getting repaired. Besides Ambala and Shahabad, I go to Punjab too with my combine for harvesting. Last year, the charge for one acre was Rs 1,200 per acre. For this year, the charges are yet to be finalised,” he added.