Author(s): Amol Bhagwat Kanade, Avinash Chandrabhan Shinde

Email(s): amolkanade623@gmail.com

DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00034.X   

Address: Mr. Amol Bhagwat Kanade1, Mr. Avinash Chandrabhan Shinde2
1Clinical Instructor, The Department of Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, D.E. Society’s Smt. Subhadra K. Jindal College of Nursing, Fergusson College Campus, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
2Clinical Instructor, The Department of Child Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, D.E. Society’s Smt. Subhadra K. Jindal College of Nursing, Fergusson College Campus, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Nashik (Maharashtra), Apr 09 (ANI): The dairy farmers in Maharashtra’s Nashik are facing losses due to the lockdown. Nationwide lockdown has been imposed in backdrop of COVID-19 outbreak. Milk price dipped to almost half amid pandemic and farmers are forced to sell the milk at low prices. While speaking to ANI, one of the farmers said, “We used to sell milk at Rs 50-55 per litre, now we have to sell it at Rs 30-35 per litre. The demand is low as hotels and tea stalls are closed. It is becoming difficult to manage expenses.” Small farmers in Maharashtra are joining hands to take vegetables and fruits to the doorsteps of housing societies as big markets and Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) are not fully functioning because of lockdown. New Delhi - Summer fruits and vegetables have ripened, a bumper crop of wheat is ready for harvest in India, but hobbled by severe labour shortages, transport bottlenecks and plummeting demand due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, millions of farmers are staring at huge losses. The setback caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will plunge the country’s struggling rural economy that supports nearly half its population into further distress, according to farm economists. In Haryana, a lush farm state in the north, Kamal Yadav was just beginning to pluck a bountiful harvest of cucumbers and bell peppers on a two-hectare plot when the lockdown was announced two weeks ago. “Suddenly there were no buyers. Big retailers, restaurants and hotels all closed down and household demand dipped drastically because many fears that vegetables are handled by too many people.” In the western Maharashtra state, Asia’s largest onion trading market in Lasalgaon is struggling to transport the freshly harvested crop across the country or ship it to countries like Malaysia and in the Middle East. The reason: tens of thousands of daily wagers who came from neighbouring states fled to their villages in panic in the wake of the unprecedented lockdown. Design: Qualitative design using individual semi-structured interviews. Subjects and Methods: Setting: The study was conducted at villages of Ahmednagar district; Semi structured interviews with the farmers was used to assess the problems faced by the farmers. Results: The major problems faced by farmers are the inadequacy of assistance, reduction in prices of crops and lack of transport, delay in getting support, repayment of the loan, and so on. The government should help these farmers to overcome these conditions; otherwise, they will suffer colossal debt, which would be a reason for them to leave this sector. Conclusion: Farmers had no option but to dump their produce. Most (80%) of farmers of grapes growing and vegetable growing have dumped their product.


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Amol Bhagwat Kanade, Avinash Chandrabhan Shinde. A Study to assess the problems faced by the farmers due to covid-19 from the selected areas. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(2):137-140. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00034.X

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Amol Bhagwat Kanade, Avinash Chandrabhan Shinde. A Study to assess the problems faced by the farmers due to covid-19 from the selected areas. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(2):137-140. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00034.X   Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-2-2


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