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

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18412

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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

15/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

Size of PDF

468 kB

Author/Key contact

Dr Shalander Kumar

Story Source

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/opinion-lockdown-centre-states-helped-agricultural-sector-but-a-lot-left-to-ensure-growth/350796

Publishing Location

Country

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/opinion-lockdown-centre-states-helped-agricultural-sector-but-a-lot-left-to-ensure-growth/350796

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)

15/Apr/2020

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