State Recovery Tracker: Rajasthan, Delhi led economic recovery in July -Tanay Sukumar and Surbhi Bhatia
A few large state economies that may have seen off the worst of the pandemic are showing early signs of economic revival
In early June, the Centre left lockdown orders to the states with the hope to kickstart economic recovery. The effect has been mixed across different states, partly due to their varying approaches to tackle the pandemic. While the picture looked the brightest for Rajasthan and Delhi in July, it was a mixed bag for other large state economies, shows Mint’s new State Recovery Tracker.
Some key indicators showed an uptick in states where the virus situation has improved. But regions where it deteriorated—Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala—pulled back on economic recovery, too. Google data showed a clear link between the outbreak and public movement in 17 of the 20 high case-load states last month.
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Livemint.com, 3 August, 2020, https://www.livemint.com/news/india/state-recovery-tracker-rajasthan-delhi-led-economic-recovery-in-july-11596442173681.html