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Best of BS Opinion: Migrant mayhem, coronavirus outbreak, and more

Here's a selection of Business Standard Opinion pieces for the day

Coronavirus | BS Opinion | Lockdown

Alokananda Chakraborty 

coronavirus, trains, migrant workers, indian railways

From how it is time to shrug off the ideological shackles about the way we work, play and live and the reasons people go back to their farms when jobs evaporate in other sectors to how Covid-19 could spur greater mechanisation of farm operations, here's a selection of Business Standard pieces for the day.

Internet entrepreneur Ajit Balakrishnan says the changes that Covid-19 have foisted upon us may not be so bad after all. Click here to read...

There will have to be some backstopping by government of wages and loans to encourage employers to pay full wages and banks to lend, says our top edit. Read on...

The economy is staring at a possible labour shortage now, with all its implications for rising costs, at a time when it can least afford it, says our second edit. Click here to read...

The outbreak is likely to have a lasting impact on farming, especially on the way crops are sown, harvested and disposed of, writes Surinder Sud. Read on...

The street hawker may return to her beat after the but the challenge for the salaried employees would be to get the job that was lost during the period, writes Mahesh Vyas, MD & CEO, CMIE. Click here to read...


"Call it Exit 2.0, not 3.0".

Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE, on extension of the lockdown

First Published: Tue, May 05 2020. 06:28 IST