Amid Covid gloom, farm sector blooms for the most part

The Covid-19 lockdown and provide chain disruptions above the earlier couple of months have strike many industries. But the farm sector seems to have escaped these with the bare minimum impression.

While horticulture and dairy farmers did deal with the brunt of the lockdown, for the farm sector as a total, it has not been terrible at all. Sample these quantities:

Procurement less than the bare minimum help price tag (MSP) programme in wheat for the duration of the rabi promoting period (2020-21) was about tonnes by conclude-April versus 19.six million tonnes (mt) in the similar time past year. Having said that, in the subsequent two months, procurement improved noticeably: by June 12, complete procurement by FCI and State companies in wheat touched mt (up 11 for every cent YoY from 33.nine mt). And, supplied the MSP was at ₹1,925/quintal this year versus ₹1,840/quintal past year, it was

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