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

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Living with Multiple Vulnerabilities: Impact of COVID-19 on the Urban Poor in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region

This article is based on a study conducted by YUVA on the heightened vulnerabilities of the urban poor during the 54-day lockdown in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It unravels pre-existing fault lines of life in the city that accrue owing to living in inadequate habitats and working in insecure livelihoods. It focuses on the linkages between state-provided relief and access to the same vis-à-vis existing entitlements and documentation. It explores emerging deprivations and barriers of access to the PDS, social security, cash transfers and loans during the pandemic.
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