Lose of income and livelihood : Storis of the common people
First interaction with cab driver, transport sector is one of the hardest hit by the COVID19’s lockdown in India or elsewhere in the world. In India, this is purely informal sector in India, there are hardly any security in this sector, whether you are employed with transport company or self-employed. Even though Delhi government was tried to help to the motor drivers, who is in the business of transport in Delhi, but there are not data to substantiate this initiative as a helpful, as far my interactions with those people, hardly any one of them got the monetary assistance.
I also meet one Coconut water seller, he was very upset with
the lockdown and low business, he shared with me, he hardly able to make 20% of
his business in compression of the normal time. But, he was more worried about
the larger people, who lost their regular income or job. He had gone to his
home town UP after complete lockdown being announced by the authorities.
We don’t have idea about the difficulties of the people in India due to the CODVID19 Pandemic, sadly our media just not interested to understand the difficulties of the common people’s pain or needs. Our entire economy is based on the informal sectors or self-employment, even we can think, how our people are sustaining their livelihood in India or I say, they used to earn they income because due to COVID19, most of these place is not open to provide platforms for people to earn their livelihood.