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Over 68% of rural India faced financial difficulty during lockdown: Gaon Connection rural survey

Updated : August 10, 2020 06:31 PM IST

Over 68 percent of rural India faced financial difficulty varying from 'high' to 'very high' during the lockdown period. 78 percent saw their work coming to a “complete standstill or a standstill to a large extent” during that time, a survey said.

Yet 74 percent of them are satisfied with the manner in which the Modi government handled the pandemic. These are some of the findings of survey conducted by Gaon Connection in consultation with the Centre for Study of Developing Societies.

The survey, conducted across 20 Indian states and 3 Union Territories tries to take a close look at how India’s rural population and migrant workers who returned to their villages coped with the lockdown.

To talk more about the findings of the survey on the impact of the lockdown on rural India, Neelesh Mishra, the founder of Gaon Connection and Sanjay Kumar, a professor at CSDS are in conversation with CNBC-TV18.
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