Rural India vs Covid-19: Train curbs a relief but challenges remain

The people, reportedly rushing back after governments began shutting down major cities, may well be heading to regions more vulnerable to the pandemic


A major pandemic like the coronavirus (COVID-19) is more likely to leave the average rural Indian in greater debt.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s announcement on stopping even long-distance train services, barring goods trains, may come as a boon for rural areas. 

The people, reportedly rushing back after governments began

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First Published: Mar 22 2020 | 11:57 PM IST

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