Gaon Connection Survey

September 21, 2020

87% villagers in Assam received no medical treatment, 60% women in Tripura struggled for water in the lockdown

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the lockdown, millions of rural residents in the northeastern states struggled to keep their families afloat. For 82% rural households in Assam, making ends meet was ‘extremely’ or ‘quite’ difficult.

Shivani Gupta
September 10, 2020

About 40% women in rural households work harder to fetch water in the COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID19 outbreak has added to the water woes of hundreds of rural women. The government and health agencies recommend frequent handwashing to avoid the spread of coronavirus, but where will this water come from?

Shivani Gupta
August 29, 2020

92% rural poor households faced difficulty in accessing food during the lockdown: Gaon Connection Survey

Millions of migrant workers returned to their villages after they lost their jobs during the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many were afraid of the contagion but most returned as they feared dying of starvation as they had run out of money to buy food.

Mithilesh Dhar Dubey
August 28, 2020

64% migrant workers were quarantined in villages, 9 in 10 didn’t undergo COVID-19 testing

After travelling hundreds of kilometres, braving heat and hunger, migrant workers reached their villages, majority were quarantined. Many centres lacked power, toilets, and food facilities.

Shivani Gupta
August 26, 2020

Only one in five rural households availed work under MGNREGA during the lockdown: Gaon Connection survey

80 per cent migrant workers who returned to their villages could not find work under MGNREGA. Many did not have a job card mandatory to work under the scheme.

Kushal Mishra
August 24, 2020

93% rural respondents confirmed reverse migration aggravated the unemployment in their villages

Unprecedented COVID19-led reverse migration has wreaked havoc in the lives of millions of men and women who now face unemployment and despair back in their villages.

Daya Sagar
August 22, 2020

80% rural respondents said their work was affected due to the lockdown

The recent lockdown created unforeseen havoc affecting millions of Indians. Every class of worker was hit hard – farmers, shopkeepers, weavers, cottage industry workers and the salaried class.

Mithilesh Dhar Dubey
August 21, 2020

42% farmers could not sow crops in time during the lockdown: Gaon Connection Survey

In a first of its kind survey, Gaon Connection delves into the depths of the agony suffered by rural India, especially its farmers, during the lockdown.

Arvind Shukla
August 18, 2020

Three-fourth poor households without ration card didn’t receive government ration in lockdown

Seven in 10 economically weak households with no ration cards reportedly faced ‘very high’ or ‘high’ difficulty in accessing food during the lockdown.

Sarah Khan
August 14, 2020

One in five rural households sold or mortgaged land, jewellery or valuables during the lockdown

Gaon Connection’s national rural survey found that nine out of 10 rural citizens faced some sort of financial difficulty during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Neetu Singh