Divya Sathyaraj's request to Tamil Nadu Minister Doraikkannu regarding COVID-19 and lockdown
Divya Sathyaraj, daughter of actor Sathyaraj is a popular nutritionist, who is also the brand ambassador of Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest mid day meal programme. Divya had written a letter to PM Narendra Modi a few years ago about malpractices and negligence in medicine and the letter went viral. She also regularly conducts workshops on vitamin deficiency in rural areas and had requested the Health Minister of Tamil Nadu to address iron deficiency anaemia in pregnant women in Tamil Nadu.
“As a nutritionist I have always believed that food is medicine and food can heal. A stable agricultural sector ensures a nation of food security which will prevent malnourishment to a large extent. The lockdown has crippled the livelihood of small farmers and disrupted the agricultural sector by starving it off buyers; there has been a sharp decline in takers for agricultural produce.
People in all walks of life are stressed due to the corona lockdown but unlike other sectors majority of the farming community do not have savings to fall back upon. I request the Minister of the agricultural sector of Tamil Nadu to give top priority and attention to small farmers and compensate their losses with direct income support”, said Divya Sathyaraj in a statement.
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