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Covid 19: Lockdown of mandis, a new challenge for farmers

With lockdown introduced throughout states to management the spread of Covid-19, mandis where by farmers market their harvest have also been closed. Throughout the nation, harvest in quite a few crops including wheat, mustard, chana and coriander has begun and farmers are sitting on truckloads of grains and pulses.

In the Kharif time, several farmers shed their soybean and other crops thanks to too much rains and have been waiting for this Rabi harvest to shell out back again their loans. But they are now experiencing a new difficulty: closed mandis and crashing costs. While to begin with, most states

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