Agony of the laborers and daily wagers during the COVID-19 induced lockdown in India: Agony of the poor during the COVID-19 induced lockdown in India

Agony of the laborers and daily wagers during the COVID-19 induced lockdown in India

Agony of the poor during the COVID-19 induced lockdown in India

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Keywords:

COVID-19, Lockdown, Global health crisis, Economically weaker sections, Daily wagers and poor people

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only brought the global health crisis but it also triggered the distressing effects on the social and economic life of the people. This pandemic has affected all segments of the population but the most vulnerable sections and occupations are suffering a lot. The communication traces the stipulation and misery of the labourers and daily wagers in India during lockdown, which was implemented as a necessary preventive measure to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

Author Biographies

Richa Mukhra, PhD Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology (UGC Centre of Advanced Study), Panjab University, Sector-14, Chandigarh, India

PhD Research Scholar,

Department of Anthropology (UGC Centre of Advanced Study),

Panjab University, Sector-14, Chandigarh, India

Kewal Krishan, Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Dr. Kewal Krishan, Ph.D., FRAI Associate Professor and former Chair, Department of Anthropology, (UGC Centre of Advanced Study) Panjab University, Sector-14, Chandigarh, India E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected] +919876048205 (Mobile) Dr. Kewal Krishan is a renowned forensic anthropologist and presently serving as Associate Professor and former Chairperson at the Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He passed his BSc (Hons.), MSc (Hons.), and Ph.D. from Panjab University, India. He is well known for his contributions to forensic and biological anthropology in Indian populations. He published more than 228 articles in international and national journals of repute including high impact and reputed journals such as Nature, Nature Medicine, and The Lancet. Dr. Krishan has contributed to the advancement of Forensic Science and its applications in Indian populations. He has devised many methods of criminal investigation and formulae to be used in the criminal investigation process. He contributed invited chapters to the most coveted Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences (2013), Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2016) published by Elsevier and Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences (2018) published by Wiley-Blackwell. He is the Editor and on the panel of editors of various reputed international journals such as Forensic Science International, Medicine Science and the Law, Archives of Public Health etc. He has been awarded the fellowship of the Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI) of Great Britain and Ireland, London for his contributions to forensic anthropology in India. His research has been cited by more than 8500 studies in the scientific literature. His Wikipedia profile is available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kewal_Krishan_(forensic_anthropologist) His interests include Forensics, Human biology, Biological anthropology, Human morphology, Anthropometry, Forensic podiatry, Publication ethics, Malnutrition and anthropological aspects of Public Health

Tanuj Kanchan, Vice Dean (Examinations) Additional Professor (Dept of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology) Nodal Officer (HLL Consignments) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni Industrial Area, Phase-2, Jodhpur 342005, INDIA.

Dr. Tanuj Kanchan, MD, MAMS, FIAMLE, FIALFS

Vice Dean (Examinations)

Additional Professor (Dept of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology) Nodal Officer (HLL Consignments) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni Industrial Area, Phase-2, Jodhpur 342005, INDIA. Mobile: 9448252394

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10-11-2020

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CORRESPONDENCE - SPECIAL COVID19

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Mukhra R, Krishan K, Kanchan T. Agony of the laborers and daily wagers during the COVID-19 induced lockdown in India: Agony of the poor during the COVID-19 induced lockdown in India. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 10 [cited 2024 Jul. 16];91(4):e2020141. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10704