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Episode 800 March 27, 2020

COVID-19 relief package, police obstructions, and a long walk home

Yesterday, in light of the 21 day lockdown, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a relief package largely aimed at benefiting the workers from the unorganised sector and the urban and rural poor. In the first segment, Harish Damodaran, Indian Express’ Rural Affairs editor, talks about the highlights of the relief package and to what extent it will help the poor.

Next, Deeptiman Tiwary, who reports on government agencies, talks about instances of police obstructing essential services and beating people defying the lockdown, and structural problems that contribute to it (08:54).

And in the end, Ananya Tiwari and Deep Mukherjee talk about the hundreds of migrant workers that are having to walk back home to their villages (18:08).


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COVID-19 relief package, police obstructions, and a long walk homeYesterday, in light of the 21 day lockdown, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a relief package largely aimed at benefiting the workers from the unorganised sector and the urban and rural poor. In the first segment, Harish Damodaran, Indian Express’ Rural Affairs editor, talks about the highlights of the relief package and to what extent it will help the poor. Next, Deeptiman Tiwary, who reports on government agencies, talks about instances of police obstructing essential services and beating people defying the lockdown, and structural problems that contribute to it (08:54). And in the end, Ananya Tiwari and Deep Mukherjee talk about the hundreds of migrant workers that are having to walk back home to their villages (18:08). You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.