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Locking down populations also means locking down migrant workers, including migrant workers essential to agricultural production. This year India has produced its largest-ever wheat crop, primarily in Uttar Pradesh and the states immediately to the south and west (shown in a darker brown on this map). It is looking increasingly likely, though, that some of this record-breaking crop, estimated to be worth more than $26 billion, will rot before it makes it into the food chain: India's labor-intensive wholesale agricultural markets depend on migrant workers from poorer states east of Uttar Pradesh like Bihar and Jharkhand, 90% of whom have not materialized this year. www.mapsofindia.com/top-ten/india-crops/wheat.html
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