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Jobs lost, middle-class Indians line up for rations and 'worry about meals'

More than 15 million Indians lost their jobs in May alone; legions of them see their economic toehold ripped away in lockdowns.

Coronavirus | middle class | Hunger

Archana Chaudhary | Bloomberg 

Jobs lost, middle-class Indians line up for rations and 'worry about meals'
As India’s economy shrunk by 7.3 per cent last year, the daily average wage for about 230 million Indians — enough to make the world’s fifth-largest nation — dropped below the Rs 375 ($5) threshold, according to a study by the Azim Premji University in Bangalore.

Chanchal Devi’s three children haven’t tasted milk for almost a year.



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First Published: Wed, July 14 2021. 07:39 IST