Exodus of migrant labour

‘COVID-19 lockdown debate is lives vs lives, not lives vs livelihoods’

Humans face the risk of death from a vast number of pathogens every single day. Coronavirus is going to be just another one, Dr Jay Bhattacharya. Read more »

Indebtedness, hunger may push Bengal’s tribes into bonded labour

Denotified tribes across the country are engaged in the informal economy, and the lockdown has hit them severely. Read more »
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Govt agencies push online learning, disregard official data

As institutions such as NCERT, CBSE and UGC push for online education, they should study the preparedness of various stakeholders. Read more »
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Coronavirus lockdown has slowed the spread of the virus

Numbers show that India may manage to flatten the Covid-19 curve by the end of the current lockdown on May 3. Read more »
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Make PDS more inclusive, give ration cards pan-India validity

Ensuring food security must be the top-most priority of the government during pandemics and other disasters. Read more »

Coronavirus update: Why there cannot be a single strategy for India

Covid-19 strategy differs from society to society as multiple confounders at various levels complicate the response. Read more »
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Covid-19: How Kerala fought the deadly virus

Kerala Model: The state government’s bottom-up approach and disaster preparedness made all the difference in its fight against the new coronavirus. Read more »
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Covid-19: Kerala Model is the success of decentralised democracy

The Kerala government managed to create a popular movement with the help of healthcare workers, elected representatives and law enforcement agencies. Read more »
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Revive social ties to survive Covid-19 reverse migration

Industries will lean on technology to overcome labour shortage; overcrowded villages will revive age-old economic and social ties for survival. Read more »
coronavirus lockdown sparked an exodus of migrant labour from Indian cities

Government could have avoided the exodus of migrant workers from Delhi

The Centre and the state failed to reassure the workers and stop the exodus despite having a corpus in excess of Rs 2,000 crore. Read more »