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Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Indian Economy: A Critical Assessment by R Ramakumar and Tejal Kanitkar

-National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, Working Paper: NIAS/NSE/EEP/U/WP/18/2020 The paper entitled Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Indian Economy: A Critical Assessment by R Ramakumar and Tejal Kanitkar provides an analysis of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. First, using secondary data published by various sources, the paper attempts to document the trajectory of the infections and the lockdown in India. Secondly, the paper explains the...

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Challenge to nurture India has become bigger with the outbreak of Covid-19 - Ashok Gulati and Shyma Jose

-The Indian Express For “POSHAN Maah” to contribute towards the holistic nourishment of children and a malnutrition free India by 2030, the government needs to address the multi-dimensional determinants of malnutrition on an urgent basis. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have launched a campaign declaring the month of September as “POSHAN Maah 2020”. By inviting citizens to send nutritional recipes, the campaign aims to create awareness about the...

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The Indian Economy on The Verge Of Collapse -Prabhat Patnaik

-Networkideas.org The GDP growth in the first quarter (April-June) of 2020 over the first quarter of the previous year has been minus 24 per cent according to preliminary official estimates. But most knowledgeable people believe that even this is an underestimate of the actual contraction brought about by the lockdown. In fact, a former chief statistician of India, Pronab Sen, believes that the actual contraction would have been about 32 per...

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No action will be taken to demolish 48,000 slum clusters in Delhi, Centre tells Supreme Court

-The Hindu Two lakh families live in these houses situated within safety zones along rail tracks in Delhi The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Monday that no action would be taken to demolish 48,000 slum clusters situated within safety zones along rail tracks in Delhi immediately. Appearing before a Bench led by Chief Justice of India Sharad A. Bobde, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said consultations were on among the Railways, the Delhi...

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How to reduce food, job insecurity in rural areas -Binoy Acharya, Ved Arya, Pratyaya Jagnannath, and PS Vijayshankar

-Hindustan Times Launch a massive programme to rehabilitate returnee migrants; allocate an additional Rs 50,000 crore for MGNREGS; extend the free ration scheme for six more months; revive and strengthen public systems of service deliver; RBI should give a directive to banks to extend a top-up loan of Rs 10,000 crore to Self-help Groups After the Covid-19 outbreak, 66% of rural households fell short of cash for food. About 40% reduced their...

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