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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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