Lockdown impacts Jaggery market of Anakapalle

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Vishakhapatnam: The lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic has severely affected the jaggery market of Anakapalle, the second-largest market in India.

Since lockdown was imposed, the Andhra Pradesh’s jaggery market was shut down March 22 to April 14. The markets were reopened from April 14 twice in a week but there was a shortfall in the supply of jaggery lumps compared to the previous season.

According to the news report published in the Times of India, traders said, they initially struggled to supply jaggery lumps to Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and a few other states due to restriction on transportation. They believe that demand from other states may increase in the festive season.

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