MUZAFFARNAGAR: After the Eidgah and the Chhota Imambara in Lucknow, it is now the sugar mills in western Uttar Pradesh that are turning into Covid vaccination centres. Eight vaccination centres have come up in eight sugar mills in Muzaffarnagar alone.
The local administration is using the record of cane farmers registered with the mill to reach out to them through SMS.
The service is usually used to disseminate information during the crushing season but it is now being used to invite farmers for vaccination.
According to Amit Singh, additional district magistrate, "Sugar mills have contact details of each farmer and it helps to reach out to them for vaccination. We send SMSs and ask the farmer to come on a fixed date and time at the sugar mill concerned for vaccination." (IANS)