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The Pandemic COVID-19 and Its Impact on Indian Agricultural Sectors

OAI: DOI: 10.4018/JGIM.297906
Published by: IGI Global


The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a major panic among the agricultural sectors as well as the farmers in India owing to its’ transmissions, severity, and a lack of proper treatment methodology. From the cross-sectional study with the help of designed questionnaire relating to the “demographic-information”, ”knowledge, attitudes and practices” of Indian farmers and “DASS-21 variables”, the data from 143 farmers’ were collected and analyzed. Further, by using the "Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM)" approach, an ISM model was developed followed by MICMAC analysis for possible mitigation measures during this pandemic outbreak. The findings provided the interrelationships among the possible mitigation measures for the farmers as well as for the benefits in Indian agricultures, which can be suitably used in appropriate psychological-interventions preparation for improving the mental-health among the farmers during this pandemic period.