In an exclusive interview with Citizen Matters, Shekhar Tomar, Asst Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, says economic decision makers must chalk out a clear blueprint on how to respond to the economic crisis which could linger even after the lockdown ends.
Cities and towns in India continue to be the hot spot for the coronavirus infection; at the same time, it is our cities that have the maximum potential to fight this most effectively. Several steps have been taken to utilise the physical and digital infrastructure of the cities creatively to assist in the fight against COVID-19.
Interstate migrant workers form the backbone of the local economy, yet they have long been a faceless, voiceless community suffering due to hopelessly inadequate social security and class discrimination. The human crisis created by the coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdown is just the manifestation of these deep-rooted issues.
Think twice before you share something on social media. Fake claims and warnings may attract imprisonment of up to one year or a fine under Sections 52 and 54 of the Disaster Management Act (DMA), 2005, which has been invoked during the 21-day nationwide lockdown in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus.