The lockdown has not merely affected the migrant labourers and farmers but also decreased the transportation of food supplies. They are deprived of all the sources that could provide them good prices to enjoy everyday meal. The eggplant that used to get sold at Rs. 180-200 for around 20 kg is not even eligible to Rs. 50 for 25 kg.
Vegetables like onion, cauliflower and bottle gourd are yet to be harvested but people are unable to hire farmers due to this havoc. The farmers can’t feed their families as people have stopped coming out of their houses, hence, they have to sell the vegetables at a very low rate.
Laxman Jadav, a farmer belonging to Khanderaopura village exclaimed that one of the most prominent reason to be scared is that there are several people at a single place and this could increase the risk of getting affected. Therefore, he feels it is better to let the vegetables rot instead of going outside to sell them and coming back with COVID-19.