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Hunger and precarity: The state of nomadic fortune-tellers of Odisha
In this note, Abinash Dash Choudhury, who works as part of a network of researchers to present fortnightly data on the humanitarian crisis associated with Covid-19 in India, writes about the current s...
- Abinash Dash Choudhury
- 30 June, 2020
- Notes from the Field
Webinar video: The Covid-19 shock
The Covid-19 pandemic and the containment measures adopted to check the spread of the disease, have caused an unprecedented economic crisis in India as well as the rest of the world. Further, India is...
- Parikshit Ghosh Pronab Sen
- 29 June, 2020
States’ loss of fiscal autonomy in a centralised federal system
The Indian states bear the larger responsibility in dealing with Covid-19, but they have few resources to do so. In this post, M. Govinda Rao argues that the ongoing process of centralisation has weak...
- M. Govinda Rao
- 18 June, 2020
The Covid-19 shock: Learnings from the past, addressing the present - II
In the first part of the series, Dr Pronab Sen discussed the performance of the Indian economy during the last two major economic shocks – Global Financial crisis in 2008, and demonetisation-cum-GST i...
- Pronab Sen
- 06 June, 2020
Covid-19, population, and pollution: A roadmap for the future
The impact of the ongoing Covid pandemic is turning out to be multidimensional, and among the long-run considerations that it has brought to the fore are population and pollution. In the run up to Wor...
- Shweta Gupta Rishabh Mahendra
- 03 June, 2020
Webinar video: The new Coronavirus and the Indian economy
The global pandemic has created a terrible trade-off for every country between an economic crisis caused by a shutdown of the economic activity and a health crisis and fatalities as the healthcare sys...
- Ashok Kotwal
- 02 June, 2020
Covid-19: Escaping the economic dangers
As long as the spread of Covid-19 is not controlled in India, there is a threat of new complete or partial lockdowns in response. In this post, E. Somanathan contends that any further lockdown risks i...
- E. Somanathan
- 01 June, 2020
Rethinking ‘mobile camps’ for cancer screening
Despite public-private initiatives to increase preventive screening for cancer through mobile camps, mortality rates on account of the disease continue to be high. In this post, Ghosh and Sekar discus...
- Samayita Ghosh Preethiya Sekar
- 28 May, 2020
Covid-19: Mitigating the risk from reverse migration
One of the worst affected sections from India’s Covid-19 lockdown has been the migrant workers who have been left jobless, moneyless, and homeless. Though efforts are being made by several state gover...
- Ankita Gupta Harsh Parikh Kumar Subham
- 27 May, 2020
India’s Covid-19 lockdown: An interim report
In an earlier paper, Debraj Ray and S. Subramanian had argued that in developing countries like India, a perspective of "lives versus lives" may be needed to evaluate the virtues of a stringent lockdo...
- Debraj Ray S. Subramanian
- 26 May, 2020
Covid-19 relief: Are women Jan Dhan accounts the right choice for cash transfers?
While the relief package announced by the Government of India for Covid-19 rightly complements food rations with cash transfers, the case for using the list of women Jan Dhan bank accounts for the lat...
- Anmol Somanchi
- 22 May, 2020
How to ease Covid-19 lockdown? Forward guidance using a multi-dimensional vulnerability index
While extending the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown for two more weeks starting 17 May 2020, the government has given major relaxations for public movement and economic activity in non-containment zones ...
- Jayanta Mandi Manisha Chakrabarty Subhankar Mukherjee
- 21 May, 2020