Workers in the Time of Covid-19: National Study on Informal Workers
This report presents the findings of a national survey conducted by ActionAid Association with informal workers towards the end of the third phase of the lockdown to ascertain the impact of the lockdown. This period was a transitionary one in many ways; as the country was set to move from the third phase to the fourth phase of the lockdown, government guidelines were laying the ground for the gradual reopening of the economy. Both urban and rural areas saw some recovery of economic activity with the opening of shops and resumption of construction work and agriculture work wherever workers were readily available. And with the government allowing the movement of migrant workers through special shramik trains and interstate buses, there was significant movement of people from cities to their hometowns.