Punjab tops the tally for transporting maximum food grains accounting 46% of the total 16.94 lakh tonnes of food grains moved across the country to feed the poor during lock down.Haryana (18%),Telangana (12%) and Chhattisgarh (7%) are the other major states from where food grains were moved to different parts of the country.
The market in Lasangaon in the western Indian state of Maharashtra usually thrums with farmers and traders. But the mostly migrant men and women who unload, load and grade onions – an essential part of the diet of millions of Indians.The market, which accounts for a third of India’s onion produce, managed to stumble along for nearly a week after India imposed a strict 21-day lockdown, and suspended bus, train and air travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
But the lockdown also led to an unprecedented exodus of workers from their places of work, to their homes in far-flung villages all over the country. Farmers were still able to go to their fields and pick onions after the government made it clear that agriculture was an essential service.Dekho eh video te share kro vad to vad.And a few workers had stayed back to keep the Lasangaon market running. Food Corporation of India, the central agency which procures food grains for government and transports it to states, set a new record in single day.