Business Standard

Half of rural Indians eating less; a third may stop kids' schooling: Report

A ground survey by Transforming Rural India Foundation raises alarm bells about the impending human catastrophe unfolding in rural India due to the coronavirus crisis

Migrants coming from various states wait to board buses to leave for their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna
Premium

Migrants coming from various states wait to board buses to leave for their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna

Sai Manish New Delhi
As more migrants from urban areas make their way back to their rural homelands, the human misery in India’s hinterlands could reach catastrophic levels. A ground survey of over 5,000 households in 47 districts of 12 states where most of India’s rural migrant emanate carried by Tata Trusts sponsored Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRIF) with the help of several non-governmental organisations found an unprecedented increase in food insecurity, distress sale of household assets like cattle, enhanced borrowing from usurious moneylenders and rising misery of women as their menfolk return economically devastated from the cities. What is perhaps more worrying is

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: May 13 2020 | 6:43 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com