However, now in the wake of the 21 days nation-wide lockdown, the state government issued a notification to all APMCs asking them to resume auctions for even grains and pulses so that supply at groceries is not hit.
"All APMCs engaged in the auctions of food agri commodities such as grains, pulses and oilseeds, among others are to resume their operations. For this they are asked to maintain required safety measures, avoid overcrowding and maintain hygiene prescribed by the government amid COVID-19 outbreak. These APMCs are advised to seek a guidance from the local authorities for the same, " according to the notification issued on Wednesday.
Large quantities of oilseeds, spices, grains and pulses have piled up with farmers amidst the current harvest season.