Lockdown Cuts Rural Areas Spending On Food: Report

by Rahul Gautam May 26, 2020 • 06:06 PM Views 1049

25% of people are struggling with food shortages in rural areas while 16% have changed their eating habits or reduced their expenses after lockdown, as per a report by Development Alternatives after surveying 30 villages in Bundelkhand. The report states that 70% have either lost their employment in the villages or it has decreased. About 22% are not able to harvest their crops in rural areas due to lack of daily wage labourers and more than 12% are not able to transport their crops to the market due to lack of transport