FOOD PRICES POST-COVID-19 OUTBREAK The Case of Punjab
It is vital to keep an eye on the food situation in the country in the middle of this pandemic. There have been reports of some panic-buying and disruptions in logistics. Here we will begin to review the food situation. We present some idea of prices and availability. For investigating the impact of COVID-19 on food prices, we group different food items into four major categories: grain, fruits, vegetables and pulses. The price trends for these four groups are plotted for the month of March by collecting daily price data from ten major markets of the Punjab province. Since daily price data for all provinces are not available, we are limiting our analysis only to the province of Punjab.