Almost 60% of farm households that harvested crops in April faced a yield loss, shows a recent telephone survey conducted across 12 states
-Press release by Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (Hyderabad), Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and Public Health Foundation of India, dated 20th May 2020
The Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA, Hyderabad), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI, New Delhi), and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Boston) recently completed a telephone survey of 1,429 agricultural households across 12 states and 200 districts in India. The study was conducted between 3 May and 15 May, and the same households will be surveyed 1 month and 2 months from now. The 12 states included were as follows: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. Most farmers reported harvesting wheat in the past month (60%), followed by vegetables (16%), pulses, rice, and maize.
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-Press release by Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (Hyderabad), Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and Public Health Foundation of India, dated 20th May 2020, https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/global-health-and-population/events/event-archives/impact-o