Opinion | Lessons from online retail data on our food supply chains4 min read 20 May 2020, 10:16 PM IST
Data patterns suggest that supplies of perishables are taking longer to overcome their disruption
On the eve of 25 March, when the first lockdown to deal with the covid crises was announced, it came as an unanticipated shock to India’s economic apparatus. Overnight restrictions on the movement of people and goods came into force, throwing the economy out of gear. There was a ban on the transportation of all goods, except those that were deemed essential, like food and medical supplies.