India's sugar crop faces delays with Covid-19 raging throughout nation

Topics Sugar  | Sugarcane

By Rajendra Jadhav and Marcelo Teixeira MUMBAI/NEW YORK (Reuters) - India is facing potential delays in the harvest of its massive sugarcane crop, threatening supply worldwide, as millions of migrant workers needed for the harvest may be scared to travel as coronavirus infections surge throughout the country. India's sugar harvest begins in October, when other major producers are winding down.

The country's industry is not mechanized, however, relying on migrant workers to travel throughout the nation to cut cane. But with.

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