Indian farmers, consumers suffer as lockdown disrupts supply chain

Indian farmers, consumers suffer as lockdown disrupts supply chain

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-03-27 18:02

A man walks past parked supply trucks at a yard during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

KANUR, India: A three-week lockdown in India aimed at stopping the coronavirus is preventing perishables from reaching its teeming cities, pushing up prices and forcing some farmers to feed their ripening produce to their animals instead.

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