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Documenting village level responses to the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic across the country - A study co-ordinated by CTARA

12 Oct 2020

Submitted to Ministry of Human Resources and Development, GoI. June 2020.

This study was based on surveys of villages across the country during the COVID-19 lockdown period and sought to answer the following questions pertaining to the awareness about the pandemic and practices in the villages:

1.    What is the awareness about different critical aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Indian villages?

2.    Are there any 'good practices' that others can learn from or any noteworthy response(s) to the challenges posed by the crisis?

There were 114 respondents from 59 villages across 10 states. They include a village in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir as well. In addition, we also gathered qualitative evidence on COVID-19 related practices from villages in Sundargarh district of OdishaNearly half of the respondents are from villages in two states - Kerala (30%) and Maharashtra (16%).

The study carried out jointly by students, staff and faculty of Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), Tata Centre for Technology and Design (TCTD), SJ Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), IDC School of Design (IDC) and Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), IIT Bombay

Click here for the study report