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Episode 796 March 25, 2020

Why the informal sector will be the worst affected by the coronavirus lockdown

Last night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a complete lockdown across the country for three weeks, starting 12 am on Wednesday, to stop the spread of the coronavirus. In this episode, we look at how this lockdown will impact the informal sector. Harish Damodaran and Udit Misra explain why this sector, comprising 90% of India’s workforce, will bear the brunt of the lockdown and the measures that the government can take right now.

Also, Somya Lakhani talks about the problems that daily wage workers in Delhi have been facing during the coronavirus outbreak and Ravik Bhattacharya talks about the challenges migrant workers from West Bengal faced on Monday while returning to their villages.


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Why the informal sector will be the worst affected by the coronavirus lockdownLast night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a complete lockdown across the country for three weeks, starting 12 am on Wednesday, to stop the spread of the coronavirus. In this episode, we look at how this lockdown will impact the informal sector. Harish Damodaran and Udit Misra explain why this sector, comprising 90% of India's workforce, will bear the brunt of the lockdown and the measures that the government can take right now. Also, Somya Lakhani talks about the problems that daily wage workers in Delhi have been facing during the coronavirus outbreak and Ravik Bhattacharya talks about the challenges migrant workers from West Bengal faced on Monday while returning to their villages. 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.