Millet processors across India were sent an online survey to ascertain the biggest challenges they faced in continuing operations during the COVID-19 lockdown and obtain their views on what should be the highest priorities of governments or other organizations to help them operate and recover.
Forty-five companies from 11 cities responded. These companies sell to 24 states/territories across India.
During the lockdown, 63% of the companies are operating. 70% percent of these companies reported <40% of pre-lockdown sales levels and the majority of these are <25% of pre-lockdown sales levels.