The article talks about the current situation of how the COVID-19 lockdown has affected India’s labour force and the challenges laying ahead for businesses and the government in controlling the spread once the lockdown has been lifted. It has also critisized the government on the lack of proper use of the lockdown period on certain parameters.
The states revenue has been in jeopardy due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown, while salaries, interest payments, and other expenses have not changed. To make matters worse, the states have had to beef-up their health infrastructure and on COVID-19 measures. [Read More]