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covid: ‘Covid costs Kerala agriculture sector Rs 1,771 crore loss’ | Thiruvananthapuram News

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state’s agriculture sector has suffered a lack of Rs 1,771.05 crore as a result of pandemic scenario, agriculture minister P Prasad knowledgeable the meeting.
In the crop sector, a lack of Rs 1,570 crore and a lack of remuneration of Rs 200.30 crore has occurred throughout this era. It has additionally been discovered that 300 metric tonne crop was misplaced as a result of delay within the cultivation.
If 2,861 metric tonne cardamom commerce had occurred within the state in 2019, it got here right down to 588 tonne in 2020. The pandemic has severely affected the export of money crops from the state, incurring an enormous loss.
There can be a substantial dip within the worth out there for a number of money crops. For pepper, the worth has come right down to Rs 290 from Rs 330 per kg. In the pepper commerce a lack of Rs 50 crore has been reported throughout this era.
In the paddy cultivation, a lack of Rs 15 crore has been reported. There has been a 40% lower within the vegetable export from the state throughout this era, the minister stated.
Nearly 11,000 new instances
The state on Friday reported 10,944 Covid-19 constructive instances when 95,510 samples have been examined.
The whole energetic instances at current is 1,16,645, of which 10.5% individuals are admitted to remedy centres.
Meanwhile, 120 Covid deaths have been confirmed, taking the dying toll within the state to 26,073. The day additionally noticed 12,922 recoveries.