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Pandemic as a lens: Identifying and addressing livelihood vulnerabilities
Based on the findings from a phone survey of around 5,000 Indian workers, the authors explore the impact of the Covid-19 economic lockdown on two forms of livelihood vulnerabilities: employment insecu...
- Rosa Abraham Amit Basole Surbhi Kesar Rahul Lahoti Paaritosh Nath
- 13 July, 2020
- Notes from the Field
The pandemic and the package
The government has announced a package of fiscal and monetary policy actions, and broader economic reforms to set the economy back on track after the Covid-19 lockdown. In this post, Sengupta and Vard...
- Rajeswari Sengupta Harsh Vardhan
- 04 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
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 costly are flawed government responses to Covid-19? An assessment of the migrant crisis
By March-end, countless migrant workers started fleeing India’s locked-up cities and trekking home to their villages amidst the Covid-19 crisis. Sarmistha Pal argues that government’s responses until ...
- Sarmistha Pal
- 03 May, 2020
Covid-19 and MSMEs: The ‘identification’ problem
A recent survey of 5,000 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) found that 71% of them could not pay salaries to their workers in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 lockdown in India. The government...
- Radhika Pandey Amrita Pillai
- 20 April, 2020
We need a Marshall Plan to fight Covid-19
There are still a lot of unknowns in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, but two robust lessons are clear: we need to pull out all stops to strengthen our healthcare capacity and reinforce social...
- Parikshit Ghosh
- 08 April, 2020
Covid-19: What can be done immediately to help vulnerable population
With over 80% of India’s workforce employed in the informal sector and one-third working as casual labour, Covid-19's spread and subsequent unplanned lockdowns, have created economic havoc in the live...
- Reetika Khera
- 25 March, 2020
Economic Survey 2019-20: How does it seek to address challenges of farm sector?
This year’s Economic Survey, the flagship document of the Ministry of Finance, was recently tabled in the Parliament at a time of economic slowdown and rural distress in India. In this post, Sudha Nar...
- Sudha Narayanan
- 05 February, 2020
India's farm crisis: Decades old and with deep roots
In this Perspectives piece, Prof. Himanshu argues that the crisis in Indian agriculture today is not a new one; it goes back many years. Therefore, the problems of farmers cannot be addressed by the b...
- Himanshu .
- 12 April, 2019
Can Rahul Gandhi’s minimum income guarantee proposal work?
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has promised a minimum income guarantee scheme for the poor if the party is voted to power in the upcoming elections. Discussing the proposal and associated concerns, P...
- Maitreesh Ghatak
- 07 February, 2019