Prices of many vegetables which have been witnessing a steady rise over the last two weeks have hit a new high.
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However, the retail prices of most vegetables remain firm.
Vegetable farmers of Nuagaon and other blocks are facing the same plight. Some farmers of Bisra block have even started feeding crops to cattle.
Lack of demand for vegetables in retail markets continues to trouble farmers across the State despite relaxation on the movement of farm produces amid extended lockdown.
Farmers across the nation are left high and dry with excess produce, zero transport, and loss of labour affecting their livelihood. Not everybody is giving up.
Initially, prices of sanitisers, masks, some commodities and even vegetables soared to an extent.
Shyam Dwivedi, a wheat grower in Madhya Pradesh’s Umaria district, too expects a bumper crop.
The nationwide COVID-19 lockdown was imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi form March 25 for 21 days as a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus.
Certain parts of the city witnessed people thronging markets to buy groceries and other essentials, soon after UP government announced sealing of 15 districts including Noida on Wednesday.
With the lockdown affecting transportation of commodities, price of grocery items and vegetables has skyrocketed in Koraput district.
There is a drastic fall in the vegetable demand of the temple after the lockdown as preparation of ‘bhoga’ has been bare minimum due to restriction on devotees and pilgrims.
Prices of vegetables in Mysuru and surrounding areas have shot up due to supply disruptions caused by shoddy implementation of lockdown measures.
State government also eases curfew for farm-related works after multiple requests
The Marketing Department will organise as many mobile rythu bazars as possible to reduce the density in regular rythu bazars.