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India turns to organic veggies as lockdown alters supply chain

Japanese entrepreneurs deliver produce as New Delhi finances food startups

A farmer stands outside his house with his family in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. More than 200 million Indians work in agriculture.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- India's nascent market for organic vegetables stands to grow as the government combats the coronavirus, and sisters from Japan are among those looking to cultivate the field.

With the pandemic slowing distribution of farm produce, India aims to build new supply chains and nurture local food brands.

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