Consequences of COVID19 Pandemic on the Agricultural Economy

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The ongoing health crisis around COVID-19 has affected all walks of life. Protecting lives of people suffering from the disease and frontline health responders have been the priority of nations. India declared a nationwide lockdown for achieving satisfactory containment of the virus spread. During these challenging times, how does Indian agriculture respond to the crisis, and how do government measures affect farm households across the country? We assessed the immediate happening and probable upcoming challenges that COVID-19 has posed to the farm sector and suggested some possible mitigation measures to ensure a sustainable food system in the post-crisis period.

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