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As the deadline of May 17 nears for Lockdown 3.0, businesses and industries are the hardest hit. Jitubhai Vakharia, President, South Gujarat Textile Processors' Association says, “an estimated loss of Rs 1000 crores may be incurred as the lockdown is expected to extend".
Along with traders, farmers have also suffered the most due to the lockdown restrictions. In UP’s Malihabad, famous for all varieties of mangoes, 40% of mangoes fell from trees due to unseasonal rain and thunderstorms, but due to restrictions, farmers are unable to sell the fallen mangoes in the market. The farmers have also sought help from the UP government. Meanwhile, farmers in J&K’s Budgam district continue vegetable production amid the Lockdown. Farmers say,"Budgam is known as mini Punjab. We are practising high standards of hygiene on the field and also ensuring the supply of vegetables to other districts". Watch the video story here:
Gujarat: Textile industry in Surat has incurred losses due to the ongoing #CoronavirusLockdown. Jitubhai Vakharia, President, South Gujarat Textile Processors' Association says,"an estimated loss of Rs 1000 crores may be incurred as the lockdown is expected to extend". pic.twitter.com/9esmA9Xtql— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2020