Growers agree to not convey employees to estates from different locations till June 21 as a measure to regulate the unfold of an infection
Coffee employees in Kodagu will soon get the jabs in opposition to COVID-19 with the authorities planning to launch vaccination drive in plantations for making the coffee land protected from the pandemic.
The help of huge plantations and corporations working in the district has been looked for making it profitable.
Former Speaker and MLA Ok.G. Bopaiah, who spoke in regards to the vaccination plans, suggested the house owners of plantations to not use employees coming back from COVID-19 Care Centres, after recovering from COVID-19, instantly for work in estates. They should be positioned in quarantine for no less than every week earlier than redeployment.
“The owners must follow the guidelines and ensure control of the infection. Give priority for saving lives and health. The essential works in estates can be done using the locally available workers,” he stated at a growers’ assembly in Madikeri on Thursday.
Various coffee growers’ associations in Kodagu have pledged help to the district administration for making Kodagu COVID-19 free even because the lockdown in the coffee land has been prolonged until June 21 based mostly on its positivity charge.
The growers have resolved to not convey employees from different locations for work in estates throughout Kodagu till June 21. It was determined to utilize the regionally obtainable employees.
Earlier, Mr .Bopaiah, who chaired the assembly, stated COVID-19 was coming below management in Kodagu. However, there have been reviews of an infection being reported amongst employees coming right here for work. “The estate owners must avoid bringing workers from other places for the time being. This measure can help us in fighting the pandemic effectively and preventing the spread,” he noticed.
Mr. Bopaiah warned of seizing autos ferrying employees from different locations.
The growers urged the previous Speaker to take a delegation to New Delhi after the lockdown ends to focus on the plight of coffee growers and the difficulties confronted by the trade.