Madhota village in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district has adopted a unique way of continuing childrens education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The village panchayat has used its funds to install loudspeakers so that those who are not attending the classes being run in the community hall 'hear' the classes and continue the learning at home.
Village school teachers and other volunteers are running the primary school in Madhota. Many children can be seen outdoors, while being physically distant, to attend classes near a loudspeaker in the village.
Daily wage labourers and small vendors are struggling to make ends meet.
Ambulance drivers are risking their lives without any protective equipment.