The Government of N.C.T of Delhi announced lockdown in the national capital on 23 March 2020, a day before the countrywide declaration by the Government of India. Below you will find a curated list of government decisions critical to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. *This blog was last updated on 7 April 2020.
We tracked Union and state government funding to COVID-19, captured in this interactive data visualisation.
Keep up-to-date with all that is happening in welfare policy with this curated selection of news, published every fortnight. The current edition focusses on the Coronavirus pandemic in India, and the government’s efforts to stem its increase. Policy News The Prime Minister has constituted eleven empowered groups as quick response teams to tackle the … Continue reading "Policy Buzz: Coronavirus-focus Second Edition"
Construction workers have been out of employment due to the countrywide lockdown to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. On 24th March, the Government of India directed all states and Union Territories to make use of unutilised cess funds created for the welfare of such workers. The aim is to provide them some relief and financial assistance. … Continue reading "How Secure are Construction Workers?"
The Union government has announced a relief package of Rs 1.7 lakh crore today to protect migrant workers, urban and rural poor, and frontline health workers from the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic. The move was made to address “the welfare concerns of the poor, and suffering workers, and those who need immediate help,” Finance … Continue reading "Indian Government’s COVID-19 Relief Package: Highlights"