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Apr ’20: Communities’ access to govt. relief measures

admin 21 April 2021

 Results from our community survey (1700+ respondents) are now available, about access to the lockdown related relief measures in rural Bihar, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh. Some key highlights:

  • Over 60% of the respondents have not received the free ration to which they were entitled. Anganwadi linked distribution is doing marginally better. 
  • At least 1 in 2 respondents have not received the financial assistance promised to them. 
  • The majority of respondents reported positively that police and local officials were not stopping them from availing essential services. 25% however did report high-handed behavior by the police. 
  • Over 50% of the respondents reported that they can manage household expenses for just a week if the lockdown were to be extended; 1 in 4 had no idea how long they would be able to manage.