‘Expecting good crop yield this year’
Rajouri/Poonch: The fresh ceasefire pact between India and Pakistan has once brought smiles on the faces of farmers along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu districts as the fear of firing has come to an end, paving way for the greenery near border areas.
According to a local news gathering agency, the farmers in Rajouri and Poonch districts, said that the things have improved to a greater extent since February 2021 when a ceasefire agreement was announced between India and Pakistan and armies of both the nations decided to follow this agreement for restoration of peace and normalcy on borders.
“With not even a single incident of violation of this ceasefire agreement, the life of people in the border villages of Rajouri and Poonch has improved to a larger extent,” the farmers said, adding that they are back in their land for farming without any fear.
“We have fields along LoC and almost all our villages are in firing zone, making it impossible for us to do farming when there is tension on the border,” Sunil Kumar, a Nowshera resident said.
He added that the days of tension on LoC are too bad and one cannot even move out of his shelter. “Thank God, the situation has improved with the ceasefire agreement and we are now able to do all our work without any fear,” he said.
Mohammad Ishaq, another resident of Rajouri LoC sector said that all the fields along the LoC are under green blanket of maize crop once again as people have done farming on larger scale and are also expecting a good crop yield.
“This all has been possible only because of ceasefire agreement between both the armies and everyone wants this situation to last longer,” he added. (KNO)