COVID-19 pandemic spurs a “revolution” in Indian agriculture

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The viral pandemic is forcing Indian farmers in Haryana and Punjab to shift to modern agricultural practices.

Due to a lack of available farmworkers, thousands of farmers have been using mechanized direct seeding of rice that requires fewer laborers and less water.

Kahan Singh Pannu, Punjab’s agriculture secretary, believes the change could dramatically increase India’s rice output

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