Gaon Connection Survey

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
August 12, 2020

80% rural citizens reported not getting work under MGNREGA during the COVID-19 lockdown

Chhattisgarh reported the highest percentage (70%) of households that found work under MGNREGA during the nationwide lockdown, whereas Gujarat reported the least, at 2%.

Sarah Khan
August 11, 2020

Gaon Connection Survey: COVID-19 lockdown and reverse migration

Gaon Connection tried to understand how the COVID-19 lockdown impacted the lives of thousands of migrant labourers who returned to their village homes.

Kushal Mishra
August 11, 2020

58% pregnant women in villages confirmed checkups, vaccination in the lockdown

Pregnant women’s healthcare suffered in the lockdown. In West Bengal, only 29% households with pregnant women confirmed checkups and vaccination; Rajasthan reported the highest at 87%.

Shivani Gupta
August 10, 2020

Almost every fourth migrant worker returned home on foot during the lockdown

Gaon Connection survey found 23% migrant workers walked to their village homes during the lockdown. About 12% were beaten by the police, 40% faced food scarcity.

Shivani Gupta