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Maharashtra: 90% of vulnerable households witnessed a dip in income even after lockdown

The Right to Food Campaign, along with a number of other networks, launched ‘Hunger Watch’ in September 2020 to track the situation in different parts of the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maharashtra: 90% of vulnerable households witnessed a dip in income even after lockdown
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Though the employment situation of several people, who lost their jobs during the lockdown due to coronavirus, has improved. However, things are not back to pre-Covid levels yet.

A survey was conducted by the Right to Food campaign in September-October last year within Maharashtra and the results of this were revealed on Thursday, February 25.

According to the survey, 90 per cent of vulnerable households interviewed reported a dip in income several months after the lockdown ended.

Meanwhile, 60 per cent of them said their food intake and quality had reduced.

The Hunger Watch survey interviewed 250 respondents from marginalised and vulnerable communities from nine districts in the state. The survey shows that the unemployment and hunger situation remains grave after the lockdown even in a state which the top contributor to the nation’s GDP, said Ulka Mahajan from the Right to Food campaign.

Moreover, the hunger situation remains grave among the marginalised and vulnerable communities even five months after the lockdown has ended, with a large number of families going to bed without food, showed a ‘Hunger Watch’ survey conducted across 11 states.

The Right to Food Campaign, along with a number of other networks, launched ‘Hunger Watch’ in September 2020 to track the situation in different parts of the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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