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Episode 860 May 8, 2020

Hard hit but some hope: COVID-19’s impact on small industry and agriculture

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises or MSMEs make up the heart of the larger industrial ecosystem. They employ approximately 11 crore people and contribute to almost 30 per cent of the national GDP. In the first segment, Udit Misra, talks about why this sector has been the worst affected during the lockdown and the measures that the govt can take for it.

Next, Harish Damodaran, explains why prices of products like milk and potatoes have gone down despite their production being low, and why agriculture is one of the few sectors that are doing well during this time (9:50).

And last, Parthasarthi Biswas talks about how farmer producer companies in Maharashtra are ensuring a steady supply of fresh fruits and vegetables and how their models can help farmers across the country (19:45).


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Hard hit but some hope: COVID-19’s impact on small industry and agricultureThe Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises or MSMEs make up the heart of the larger industrial ecosystem. They employ approximately 11 crore people and contribute to almost 30 per cent of the national GDP. In the first segment, Udit Misra, talks about why this sector has been the worst affected during the lockdown and the measures that the govt can take for it. Next, Harish Damodaran, explains why prices of products like milk and potatoes have gone down despite their production being low, and why agriculture is one of the few sectors that are doing well during this time (9:50). And last, Parthasarthi Biswas talks about how farmer producer companies in Maharashtra are ensuring a steady supply of fresh fruits and vegetables and how their models can help farmers across the country (19:45). You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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