Urban Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is part of a series of Measurement Briefs from the NCAER National Data Innovation Centre. Based on the findings from the Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey, Rounds 1 and 2, this particular Brief is set in the backdrop of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent loss of incomes and livelihoods for a vast number of households across India. The findings in the Brief indicate that the maximum adverse impact of the lockdown was felt by the urban poor and households and individuals relying on casual wage work, and point to the need for a more comprehensive relief package for them. 

Pallavi ChoudhuriSantanu PramanikSonalde Desai
Dec 2020

National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC)