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India coronavirus dispatch: States don't have enough money in this battle

From reviving a struggling financial sector, to a spike in cases in Odisha, to making India a Covid-19 testing superpower

A health workers collects sample from a pregnant woman for Covid-19 test at Sadar Hospital in Ranchi. Photo: PTI
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A health workers collects sample from a pregnant woman for Covid-19 test at Sadar Hospital in Ranchi. Photo: PTI

Sarah Farooqui New Delhi
The end of India’s Covid-19 lockdown, reviving a struggling financial sector, and why Odisha is seeing a spike in new cases -- read these and more in Business Standard’s India coronavirus dispatch.

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Why States don’t have enough money for the Covid-19 battle: A running theme so far is that decision-making has been largely centralised while the fact is that it is the states that bear responsibility for the frontline battles against the pandemic. What was the balance like between State and Centre before the pandemic hit? States are short of funds, especially now with economic activity being almost
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First Published: May 10 2020 | 6:09 AM IST

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