How the lockdown has pushed mango farmers in Malda to the brink COVID induced lockdown and cyclone Yaas have affected their livelihoods

18, Jun 2021 | Mohammed Ripon Sheikh

West Bengal’s Malda is famous for its variety of mangoes, which are exported all around the country and internationally.
But the COVID surge, subsequent lockdown and Cyclone Yaas have deeply impacted the business of the mango farmers. Unable to ship their yield in time and being forced to sell mangoes at a compromised price point, they are facing huge losses.

CJP grassroots Fellow Ripon Sheikh travels to Malda to speak to one of these farmers and bring out their plight.

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