Opinion | An income support plan for the poor to tide over testing times
India should spend ₹3 trillion on emergency financial support for 300 million workers in the country’s informal sector
Millions of informal sector workers now face the prospect of economic devastation as a result of the shutdowns across the country. They neither have stable wage contracts nor access to a social security system. There is an urgent need to give them a safety net. Some states, such as Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, have made a beginning, but something needs to be done at a national scale.