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Lockdown: Centre, States helped agricultural sector, but a lot yet to be done to ensure growth 

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Diversification, Feed and Fodder, Gender, Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Policy & Institutions, Postharvest management, Seed systems, Poverty Dynamics

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, India

Global Date

18/Apr/2020

Title

Lockdown: Centre, States helped agricultural sector, but a lot yet to be done to ensure growth

Keywords

COVID-19 pandemic, Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, Lockdown, Indian agriculture sector, Public Distribution System, One Nation One Ration Card, Agriculture commodities, Farm labourers, Harvesting machinery, Smallholder farmers, Workforce unavailability

Language

English

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Author/Key contact

Dr Shalander Kumar

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1850-5, 18 April 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/lockdown-centre-states-helped-agricultural-sector-but-a-lot-yet-to-be-done-to-ensure-growth/

Description

While these measures will begin to help, the impact witnessed by farm sector and other vulnerable groups requires more intervention. The disruptions on rural livelihoods and food supplies from COVID-19 lockdown have worried all stakeholders in the Indian agriculture sector. The Indian government has announced a massive relief package of ` 1.7 lakh crore to cover those hit the hardest – farmers, rural workforce, women and other vulnerable groups. The package promises free cereal and pulse grains for three months through the Public Distribution System (PDS) and cash transfers to vulnerable people, mainly in rural areas.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

18/Apr/2020

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