Hungry, with no money, yet rural India backs Modi govt in Covid war: Study

74% rural Indians satisfied with govt's setps fight pandemic, 78% happy with measures taken by their state govt, says Lokniti-CSDS study

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A total of 25,371 respondents were interviewed between May 30 and July 16, 2020 for the survey

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Though nearly 71 per cent of the rural household suffered a drop in their monthly incomes during the lockdown months as compared to pre-lockdown months and almost 35 per cent of families went without food the whole day on several occasions, an overwhelming majority were satisfied with the Modi government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis, a recent survey said.

Seventy-four per cent of rural Indians are satisfied with the steps taken by the Modi government to fight Covid-19 pandemic and about 78 per cent respondents said they were also satisfied with the steps taken by their state government, a "nationwide" survey of rural India by media platform Gaon Connection along with the Lokniti-CSDS found.

A total of 25,371 respondents were

First Published: Aug 10 2020 | 6:10 PM IST

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