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Challenges India will face during the lockdown

TPE Correspondent
New Delhi March 25

Although it’s not yet clear why India’s case number is relatively low, as, with other countries, its clear than an outbreak would be incredibly difficult to control. A growing number of governments are encouraging citizens to self-isolate and wash their hands to control the spread of coronavirus. But in parts of India, even those basic measures would be extremely difficult.in 2011, an Indian government report estimated that 29.4% of the country’s urban population live in low quality, semi-permanent structure, known as a slum. Many of the homes here don’t have a bathroom or running water. Some slum residents get their water from a communal tap, while others collect, they’re in canisters and buckets from tankers that visit a few times a week. It may also prove difficult to maintain the type of social isolation as ordered by Modi. In India, there are 455 people per square kilometer, according to World Bank Statistics significantly more than the world average of 60 people, and much higher than china’s 148.

While Narendra Modi government expressed his concern for the millions of a worker who relies on a daily wage. “ In such a time of crisis, I request the business world and high-income segments of society to as much as possible, look after economic interest and of all the people who provide the service,” He said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that each of the 1.5 million daily wage labors in his state will be given 1000 Rs via direct transfer to help them meet their daily need

But even if the authorities can roll out financial help for daily wage workers, not everyone will benefit.

According to government estimates, there are around 102 million people who don’t have an Aadhaar identity card, which is used to access key welfare and social services. Most of these people are essentially undocumented and are less likely to receive a government handout. Many visuals are coming from around the country of people being stuck at railway, bus stand, and airports. People with no place to go are taking shelters in streets with family, to deal with such senior governments need to come up with more relief programmer and shelter homes

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