Rural India’s covid-19 challenge: Low access to soap and water2 min read . Updated: 20 Apr 2020, 11:12 PM IST
A majority of rural households do not use soap and water to wash their hands, official survey data shows
As India starts relaxing the nationwide lockdown, rural areas will see greater benefits compared to urban India. Fewer covid-19 cases have been detected in rural areas so far but unless agricultural activity resumes in villages, rabi crop harvesting will suffer.
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