India Covid-19 Poverty Monitor
Chronic Poverty Advisory Network
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The Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown and containment measures triggered widespread economic insecurity across India. More than 80% of the households in the Delhi National Capital Region [NCR] suffered some sort of economic hardship. Fifty-four percent reported extreme economic hardship between April to May 2020 following the March 2020 nationwide lockdown. Although economic activity picked up as the lockdown gradually lifted from June 2020, the economic stress continued to be felt across households over the next several months as evidenced from various rounds of the Delhi Coronavirus Telephone Survey (DCVTS) launched in 2020.