The clampdown imposed by the Federal government in controlling the spread of the dreaded Covid-19 has thrown the agri-offer chain in a state of disarray. The agri-marketplaces have started off downing their shutters for investing things to do and are predicted to stay shut till the end of this month.
This has impacted the location investing of foodgrains and other agri-commodities in these marketplaces, wherever arrivals have thinned down with farmers hesitant to stop by the market place.
In Gujarat, most of the APMCs are shut till April two and the arrivals of seasonal commodities such as wheat, chana, coriander and mustard have come to a halt. “We ordinarily have a shutdown at APMCs from March 25 for our annual account closing, but this 12 months we have shut early from March 21 owing to the virus risk. Arrivals are suspended till April two and there will be no auctions