ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Survival and Mobility in the Midst of a Pandemic

The working poor disproportionately bear the adverse impacts of the pandemic amidst the economic slowdown.

India’s Public Health System on Trial?

A decentralised public health system that socialises the cost of healthcare is required.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Protecting the Poor Means Keeping the Indian Economy Afloat

Recognising the strong link between work and poverty, and the crucial role the working poor play in the functioning of the larger economy, it is imperative for the government to roll out adequate measures in order to mitigate the adverse impact of the unprecedented economic inactivity.

Reducing the Spread of COVID-19

The unprecedented crisis emerging due to the spread of COVID-19 demands immediate as well as long-term measures. To address this crisis, the government should promote social solidarity and unity as well as citizens’ networks working for the vulnerable. However, long-term measures are needed to reduce the possibility of the disastrous spread of more such diseases and to enhance the ability of communities to deal with such eventualities.

Impact of Covid-19 and What Needs to Be Done

Tackling the Covid-19 outbreak will require political will and decisive actions from the government in terms of ramping up the healthcare infrastructure, ensuring public distribution of essentials to fulfil basic needs, and income transfers to the poor, among others. The government should not constrain such expenditures in view of maintaining the permissible limit of fiscal deficit. A higher fiscal deficit may not be inflationary now, since demand is drastically down.

Decongest Jails: PUDR Issues Statement Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) demands the temporary decongestion of jails in view of the COVID-19 public health crisis. The spread of infections to places of incarceration and detention adversely affects the employees of these institutions and prolongs the duration of the disease in the community at large.

What Covid-19 Teaches India About Disaster Management

India’s disaster management framework is perilously inadequate, despite lessons from repeated epidemics and other natural calamities.

COVID-19 Should Make Us Re-imagine the World Order

As a bio-security crisis brings the world to a brink, the dominant neo-liberal vision of world order must be displaced by a humane globalism and institutions that actually supply public goods.

Reason of the State and COVID-19

It is needless to mention that COVID-19 has, by now, become a global calamity that has engulfed in its destructive logic many countries, including India. Given the highly infectious nature of the disease, the unruly nature of the virus is likely to create a shocking degree of devastating impact...

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