Lockdown forces 50 pc of Indians to eat less

Lockdown forces 50 pc of Indians to eat less

Agency News

New Delhi, May 26 : Vegetable prices may vary in Delhi and Bengal due to market crash and cyclone Amphan, but one factor is common between the two -- people are eating less during Lockdown. A survey involving the 5,000 households across states to understand the impact of the COVID-19 induced Lockdown informed that half of them were found to be eating fewer items and less number of times to overcome the crisis.

A significant 68 per cent of the rural households said they had reduced food items in their meals, 50 pc had reduced the number of times they were eating in a day and 24 pc had borrowed food grains. While 84 pc of the households said they got ration through PDS, one-sixth of households still remained deprived. The survey titled -- 'COVID-19 induced Lockdown -- How is the Hinterland Coping?' -- covered 5,162 households across 47 districts in 12 States between April end and mid of May. (UNI)