Interviews

Jean Drèze, Belgian-born Indian economist and right-to-food activist, interviewed by Preetha Nair (Outlook India)

-Outlook India Indian Economist Jean Drèze, in an interview with Outlook, says that because of the Coronavirus lockdown, there won’t be any employment under MNREGA now and Bihar will be the worst-hit. Belgian-born Indian economist, Jean Dreze, says that the central government needs to take immediate measures...

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Jayati Ghosh, development economist and professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), interviewed by Rajat Mishra (Outlook India)

-Outlook India The government needs to have a large fiscal stimulus. It needs to put more money in the hands of the poor and vulnerable, Jayati Ghosh, development economist, and professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University tells Outlook. The government recently announced Rs 1.7 lakh crore economic package...

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Devendra Kumar Tiwari, Chief secretary, Jharkhand, interviewed by Abhishek Angad (The Indian Express)

-The Indian Express We have ordered supplies. We have made arrangements and at maximum we can deal with 2,000 COVID-19 patients at a time, says Devendra Kumar Tiwari. Ranchi: Devendra Kumar Tiwari, the top bureaucrat in Jharkhand, which has till date not reported any confirmed case of...

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Chinmay Tumbe, economist and Assistant Professor at IIM Ahmedabad, interviewed by Seema Chishti (The Indian Express)

-The Indian Express That migrants' health takes a huge beating in this process. That the already-malnourished will suffer immensely, says Chinmay Tumbe. Economist Chinmay Tumbe, author most recently of India Moving – A History of Migration and an Assistant Professor at IIM (Ahmedabad) spoke to Seema Chishti...

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Jean Drèze, Belgian-born Indian economist and social activist, interviewed by Indivjal Dhasmana (Business Standard)

-Business Standard Dreze was part of academicians and activists who recently wrote to the Centre about the situation of the migrant workers Jean Dreze, a renowned Belgian-born Indian economist, says migrant workers are not feeling safe and that is why they are desperate to go back home....

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