With no income in the lockdown, Abdul Sattar and other embroiderers in Bengaluru were desperate to return to their West Bengal village. Now, with no work in the village, Sattar is desperate to come back to the city.
COVID-19 crisis brought into sharp focus the precarious conditions of gig workers. How can the gig economy be regulated to ensure fair work conditions? Tune into a discussion by Citizen Matters and Vidhi Legal.
Neighbourhood shops selling essentials have stayed open during lockdown, but even they have suffered severe losses. Disrupted supply chain, extremely low footfalls, lack of movement passes and home delivery staff meant they have a long road to recovery.