Impact of Covid-19 on Major Vegetable Markets of Gujarat

Published On: 2020-12-16 09:01:19

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Author: Alpesh Leua and Gautam Parmar

Author Address: Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, AABMI, NAU, Navsari-396450

Keywords: Business days, Covid-19, lockdown, price and arrival, supply chain in Covid-19 pandemic.

JEL Codes: Q10, Q11, Q13, Q18, O11.


The Covid-19 pandemic had affected the country in all aspects. Agriculture is considered as a backbone of the Indian economy. The agriculture and allied sector are also affected in various ways during the Covid-19 pandemic. The country called out lockdown due to a pandemic situation, and it affected the supply chain of agricultural produce on a larger scale. The potato, onion and tomato are the important vegetables of food dishes in India. The present study focused on these three vegetables for the four major vegetable markets of Gujarat, namely Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda and Rajkot. The data on business days, price and arrivals were collected from the webpage for January-April 2019 - 2020. The study suggested that in the major markets of Gujarat total 178.8 Cr was loss observed in potato, tomato and onion from January to April 2020 compared to the same period of 2019. Thus lockdown 1 and 2 impacted on business days, arrivals and price of major commodities in major markets of Gujarat.


Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. 4, 2020, 648-655

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Scopus: Title Accepted 
NAAS Score: 4.82