With worsening air quality in Mumbai and Delhi, both cities have clamped down on construction activities. Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) crossed the 500 mark on Monday, Mumbai clocked an AQI of over 200.
Indian farmers are struggling with the lack of cold storage facilities for vegetables and fruits. India also has low per capita availability of fruits and vegetables due to post-harvest losses as a consequence of less cold storage facilities.
MSMEs are struggling to set up reliable distribution networks, manage transportation, and handle warehousing in foreign markets. Also, a significant factor leading to the decline in export shares was the monopoly of traders in cross-border operations.