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A normal monsoon this year could boost agricultural output, if only farmers weren’t under lockdown

A labour shortage due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a potential shortage of chemical fertiliser could offset any potential gains from the monsoon, say economists.A normal monsoon this year could boost agricultural output, if only farmers weren’t under lockdown
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Sangam Prasain & Chandan Kumar Mandal
Published at : April 25, 2020
Updated at : April 25, 2020 07:43
Kathmandu

Sangam Prasain

Sangam Prasain is Business Editor at The Kathmandu Post, covering tourism, agriculture, mountaineering, aviation, infrastructure and other economic affairs. He joined The Kathmandu Post in October 2009.

Chandan Kumar Mandal

Chandan Kumar Mandal is the environment and migration reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering labour migration and governance, as well as climate change, natural disasters, and wildlife.


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