India: Farmer protests delay payments for fruit and vegetable wholesalers

Fruits and vegetable sellers in the Azadpur mandi are concerned about delayed payments from traders in India’s northern states due to the farmer protests. There is also a backlog of payments since the lockdown began in March, which makes the total dues about Rs 30 billion (€330 mln), said member of the Azadpur mandi, Anil Malhotra.

"The business was coming closer to the pre-Covid sales, but now again the demand fell. Payments to be made by traders and suppliers in other states has been due from June-July which was being is adjusted. We expect a further delay in getting our money now, " he said, adding that some suppliers to modern retail outlets, hotels and restaurants in North India were finding it difficult to get their payments.



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