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Cattle fed broccoli, strawberries as lockdown in India hits supply chain

The sudden drop in demand is hurting millions of farmers in the world's second-most populous country

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Coronavirus | farmers in India | Cattle

Reuters 

As hundreds of millions of Indians remain locked down to stem the spread of coronavirus, some of its cattle are getting treated to strawberries and broccoli that farmers are struggling to transport and sell in cities amid the three-week lockdown. Demand for such premium farm produce typically jumps in the summer, but with India's farm supply chain in disarray, farmers are unable to get goods to market. The sudden drop in demand is hurting millions of farmers in the world's second-most populous country, with coronavirus cases surging to more than 1,900 in India, while the ...

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First Published: Thu, April 02 2020. 19:23 IST
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