Tackling the growing despair

Alpa Rani, a 40-year-old home assist dwelling in a 10×10 ft room in a south Delhi slum, appears baffled when requested if she, her husband and their two fully-grown sons are practising social distancing and hand hygiene in the face of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. We contemplate it a blessing if there’s sufficient water out there to scrub utensils. Washing arms with cleaning soap continuously is out of the query, says Rani, whose dwelling abuts…

"Tackling the growing despair"

Preparing for the worst

Laxmi Meena, 37, an auxiliary midwife nurse (ANM) in Bandri village of Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan, has by no means tackled infectious dis­ea­ses earlier than; all her coaching has been in vaccinations and maternal care. She at the moment has 20 households, or 300 folks, below her care. However ever since information of a cluster outbreak of COVID-19 at the BBM Hospital in Bhilwara 600-odd kilometres away broke out, she is spending extra time with…

"Preparing for the worst"

The exodus and after

There isn’t a official quantity for individuals who have died as they trekked lots of of kilometers from their cramped, primary rooms in cities to their house villages, however numerous experiences tabulate at the least 20 deaths, a possible underestimate. Panicked, hungry, and determined, these migrant staff really feel forsaken by their authorities. The scenes have been seen world wide, hundreds strolling in slippers, carrying their youngsters, their few belongings, with barely sufficient to eat…

"The exodus and after"

Meeting the demand for supply

In extraordinary instances, the Indian transport and logistics sector sees maybe 7.5 million vans, 7,400 freight trains and scores of cargo planes criss-crossing the nation every single day, alongside thousands and thousands of autos carrying uncooked supplies to factories and items to grocery retailers, supermarkets and prospects’ doorsteps. The Union authorities’s announcement on the night of March 24 of an nearly instant nationwide lockdown starting midnight that very evening introduced all important provides to a…

"Meeting the demand for supply"

Saving the harvest

Barely a fortnight in the past, rural India gave the impression to be brimming with hope and optimism. Rabi crops like wheat, pulses, oilseeds, greens and fruits comparable to grapes, pomegranates and even the early mangoes appeared prepared for a bumper harvest throughout the nation. Even the March rains and hailstorms in some areas in the north had not disheartened the farmers. Amid the slowdown, agriculture appeared to carry out a glimmer of hope for…

"Saving the harvest"