Johns Tiyndel G and Pradeep A
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected the routine process in multiple sectors across the globe. It's still questionable how much of an impact it has on the world economy and its key sectors, especially agriculture. On January 30, 2020, India reported its first infection. Because of that nationwide lockdown was implemented on March 25, 2020. In many parts of the country, the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a significant reverse migration from urban to rural areas. COVID-19 lockdown creates demand for labour and scarcity of agricultural inputs like seeds, fertilizer and chemicals. The condition favours increasing in labour cost and input cost which leads to dramatically rise in the cost of cultivation. The farmers were unable to harvest the produces due to the closure of markets, lack of transport facilities leads to dumping into the field during lockdown times. Thus, the adverse effect of the COVID-19 pandemic encounters consequences for the farmers in the country to meet their livelihood security.
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