Farming gives Dayal ‘peace of mind’
10 May, 2021, 3:45 pm
Ram Dayal believes he is protected from COVID-19 because he was one of the first from Lautoka to receive the AstraZeneca jab last month.
The Navula vegetable farmer said spending time on the farm during the COVID-19 containment was the best therapy because it gave him peace of mind.
“I have not gone anywhere for the past few weeks after Government announced movement restrictions, but I cannot stay home because my farm is my life,” the 72-year-old said.
“It is my life and it is what I depend entirely on in my entire life. “Farming also continues to give me a healthy life because I am always out breathing fresh air very early in the morning and this is what everyone needs to do.”
His farm, located in Navula outside Natabua, Lautoka, hosts a variety of vegetables which he sells at the Lautoka Municipal Market at times.
Mr Dayal urged people to use whatever land was available so they could feed their families. “We can’t afford to be home all day and expect things to be provided for us.
“There is always a portion of land available, even for those living in the urban centres, so make use of that land and plant something for your family.”