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Crop harvest takes centre stage in plans for lifting coronavirus lockdown

The Centre is brainstorming with states before it goes forward with its plan to undertake a staggered lifting of the 21-day lockdown from April 15. Some of the problems that are very likely to be taken up are crop harvest, procurement of grains by govt agencies, and restoring inter-state provide chains.

A day immediately after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought strategies on staggered lifting of the lockdown, some states stressed the require to restore provide chains. They also explained the Centre would like them to determine hotspots of the virus, which could enable in implementing a restricted lockdown in urban places.

Professionals, nevertheless, consider this will be momentary. A more time lockdown to comprise the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) would be needed, with the range of conditions and deaths from it spiking every single passing day.

In his talks with chief ministers, Modi also spoke of a achievable 2nd

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