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In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus, lockdown prevails across India. Due to Curfew enforced in many cities and towns of different states, the traffic of private transport companies is paralysed.

In consequence, the supply of essential products has been hit. While in Delhi(NCR), the supply of bread is being provided on a gap of one day, in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand, the supply of paan, gutka and cigarettes has stopped.

Even the supply of paneer, fruits, and milk products was affected. The worst scene was visible in rural areas where farmers were unable to sell vegetables. Many of them had either left green vegetables in their fields or were offering sag, tomatoes,gobis and baigans to cows and bulls in Jharkhand.

In response to the emergent situation, the state government led by Chief Minister Hemant Soren has set up a committee to evaluate the loss suffered by vegetable farmers in the state.

"We advice farmers to maintain calm and prepare storable products such as tomato sauce to sell it after normalcy sets in and Lockdown lifted", said Sudhir Mahto, Agriculture Department officer in Jharkhand.

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