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.
Police decided to disrupt a peaceful protest by detaining at least 29 ASHA-USHA workers of Madhya Pradesh.
Rickshaw pullers rely on daily earnings. When there are no earnings, they cant afford to pay rent.