The Poor During Lockdown

The Poor During Lockdown

If there is a war or any pandemic one stream of people suffers the most. Not only in the developing countries but also in developed countries. That stream of people are the poors.

We all know that the nation is going through an emergency. A unknown enemy called COVID-19 has hit the nation devastatingly. Even more dangerous than COVID-19 is one thing. The fact that over 176 million people in India live under poverty line. They can struggle for work even $1.90 a day or less.

Rich and poor. Who is the most suffered??

For most poor people, lock down means a family of five in 6-by-9 foot house without assurance of future. Modi easily said. “If you can’t handle these 21 days, these country and your family will go back 21 years.” but we know that empty stomach can’t handle 21 hours, 21 days is a great deal.

“I feel ashamed saying these but I don’t think I have even Rs. 100 left with me. Modi should tell us how people like me are supposed to survive in this lockdown.” one says.

I don’t get that why poors are always the sufferers. Why future of them seem to dim? Survival for these stream of people is always difficult. The litany of unrest and suffering is growing by the day.

Who are the sufferers??

With more than 80 percent of India’s workforce employed in the informal sector and one-third working as casual labourers. It is crucial that the authorities make use of maximum available resources to ensure the delivery of services.

According to human right commission :

The government should pay pending wages for all work under NREGA. And expand it’s scope to those now forced out of work. Rural labourers will not be able to work because of the lockdown. They should be given wages during crisis. Farming communities are facing losses during harvest season. And the government needs to step up procurement to protect agricultural income and save the produce.

Duty and responsibilities in lock down.

But we can’t deny the fact. We are in the condition that there is mass poverty from shutdowns. And mass illness and deaths from the continued spread of the virus.

The Indian government’s responsibility to protect it’s people from the outbreak should not come at the cost of human right violations. Many cases have been came across the country. Police men beating people even who are innocent is quite painful.

Many have to stay away from their families and children. Though I request all that following lock down we are fulfilling duties as disciplined soldiers for the sake of nation.


Deepika

Deepika

I am a 2nd year NSS student and want to be part of chain changing the world for betterment.

Deepika

I am a 2nd year NSS student and want to be part of chain changing the world for betterment.

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