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

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Economic Impact of COVID-19-induced Lockdown on Rural Households

Through a series of data visualisations, the article attempts to illustrate the economic repercussions of the COVID-19-induced lockdown of 2020 on rural households. It focuses on how consumption, labour and income, healthcare, access to relief programmes and migration were effected by the lockdown in six major states.

Caste Discrimination in Relief

A fact finding committee on the impact of floods and relief work in Viluppuram and Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu finds that Dalits are discriminated against when it comes to distribution of relief material and allocation of funds.

Gujarat : Earthquake and After

The recent earthquake in Gujarat claimed thousands of lives, very many still unaccounted for. It was the army and several NGO groups who took the initiative in launching rescue and relief efforts. But on the government now lies the more onerous responsibility of reconstruction and rebuilding. This task of rebuilding a sustainable, stable future has also to be accomplished keeping in mind people's sentiments and the need to maintain transparency in all its dealings.
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