ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Evidence of Low Willingness to Pay for COVID-19 Vaccines

This article draws on a recent survey conducted in peri-urban Bhopal to provide an estimate of the willingness to pay for the vaccines. The fi ndings indicate the need for higher subsidisation through expansion of the budgetary provisioning and integrating this with willingness to pay.

Impact of COVID-19 on MSMEs

Micro, small, and medium enterprises contribute a third of India’s gross domestic product and provide employment to over 110 million workers. Using a mixed methods design to ascertain the level of sectoral distress at the peak of the nationwide lockdown in May 2020, we found production falling from an average of 75% of capacity to just 13%. On an average, firms retained only 44% of their workforce, and 69% of firms reported inability to survive longer than three months. Distress measures were more severe for smaller firms by employment size.
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