India is a country not only rich in agriculture but it is also the world's largest producer of milk, pulses and jute.
India ranks second as the largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane, groundnut, vegetables, fruit and cotton. It is also one of the leading producers of spices, fish, poultry, live stocks and plantation crops.
However, it is now shackled in food production due to Covid 19 which begs the question: Will Coronavirus lockdown cause food shortages in India?
There is no beating around the bush that this lockdown has affected people from all walks of life. It is causing breaks in our food chain resulting in shortage of produces.
With the lockdown continuing, it is likely that we may come face to face with this situation. Here are some things to consider especially now, since there is no conclusive explanation on how long we'll need to wait to go back to normal life.
Switch to plant based food- Experts’ advice that if certain meat items are scarce in your area, now might be the time to try plant-based substitutes to relieve some stress and give you peace of mind about your own food security.
Reduce food wastage- Shop smart, store your food correctly, learn to preserve and save leftovers. Avoid Panic buying- Also known as Stock Home syndrome, panic is a product of uncertainty. Scarcity of items has led people to begin panic-buying simultaneously that ended up going bad or spoilt.