Farmers at the Singhu border protest location have another problem to worry about – mosquitoes. Every day when the sun goes down the little insects start to wreak havoc.
As a result, mosquito repellants are one of the most sought after items at the free service stands near the protest site. The protesting farmers, who are ready to fight the government over the new farm laws, have found ways to combat the threat with mesh tents, mosquito repellent creams, IUDs and liquids.
“Mosquitoes are a big problem for us these days. Every evening we apply cream and light the coil. It works for at least two to three hours, ”said Gurpreet Singh from Kapurthala.
Every evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Khalsa Aid – an international NGO that provides services at the protest sites – sprays chemicals on the construction site to repel mosquitoes. “The fogging is done by machine. In the past few days people have asked a lot more about repellants, ”said Tejinder Pal Singh, a volunteer with the NGO.
Mukhtiar Singh Sandhu from Moga, who has been using a net camp for a few days, said at night that he was closing the camp completely to save himself from mosquitos.
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