Articles by: Raman Kant

An Apni Mandi in session (Picture courtesy of Raman Kant)

As pandemic brings trade to a halt, Spiti valley farmers start local markets

  Shimla: The lockdown reached the remote Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh before the Covid pandemic did. Farmers, who suddenly had no way to send their produce outside their region, found a simple solution. They began to host farmers markets called Apni Mandi (Our Market) across the valley. When the initiative earned them profits, farmers were inspired to grow food[Read More…]

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