Hundreds of onion farmers in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh are staring at an uncertain future and face imminent losses. The national lockdown and the subsequent declaration of several areas in Kurnool, including Kurnool town, as “containment zones” to curb the spread of coronavirus has broken their supply chain. The disruption in the supply chain has led to a significant fall in onion prices.
Presently, Kurnool has harvested onions in 1,500 hectares of land and farmers are unsure of what to do with the produce.
Farmers have been told to not bring the onions to the market since there is no demand at all right now.