Covid lockdown pushed 3 in 4 Dalit, tribal hamlets deeper in debt: Survey

The financial crisis and consequent indebtedness might push many into forced and bonded labour, the survey report has concluded

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Majority of these community hamlets, people have not received government relief; most also reported facing discrimination in relief provision. Photo: AP

As millions in the country dealt with loss of livelihood and food insecurity during the COVID-19-induced lockdown, marginalised and minority communities fared much worse, a survey representative of nearly 100,000

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First Published: Sep 11 2020 | 11:44 AM IST

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