Massive jobs Losses :

According to the Azim Premji University COVID-19 livelihoods Survey*, about 80% of urban workers lost their jobs during the lock down. The average weekly earnings of those who were still employed fell by 61%. About 80% of urban household consumed less food in April-May compared to February, and 61% could not buy even a week’s worth of essential. Similar effects were felt in rural areas too, though to a smaller degree.

Increase in hunger : 70% in rural household which reported having consumed less food during the lock down.

Increase in hunger : 80% in urban household which reported having consumed less food during the lock down.

Fall In Earnings :

In Rural -92% avg. fall in earnings for self-employed non-agricultural workers compared to February.

In Urban -86% avg. fall in earnings for self-employed non-agricultural workers compared to February.

Fall In Income :

In Rural -50% avg. fall in earnings for casual workers during the lock down compared to February.

In Urban -46% avg. fall in earnings for casual workers during the lock down compared to February

Fall In Wages :

In Rural 43% avg. of wage workers whose salaries were reduced or who did not receive their salaries during the lock down.

In Urban 57% avg. of wage workers whose salaries were reduced or who did not receive their salaries during the lock down.

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