Many tribal families who live close to the poverty line are suffering because of lack of work during the second lockdown in India. Bhaskar Raj, our Community Correspondent from Palamu, Jharkhand visited families who were just about surviving amidst no work in the lockdown.
There are many families where there is only one earning member for an average family size of 5 to 8. Raj also identified more than 70 such families where the couple are old and have no children living with them or one earning member over a big family size.
First, COVID and now, climate change is affecting the livelihood of poor farmers of Uttar Pradesh.
No government official has visited them to take stock of the situation.