Practition Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave of the Coronavirus Pandemic in Indian Villages: A Compendium of Statewise Deliberations – Rural Realities 2021 (Hard Copy)
Authors: Simi Mehta, Gummadi Sridevi, Ritika Gupta, Sakshi Sharda, Nishi Verma, Mahima Kapoor, Swati Solanki, Sunidhi Agarwal, Chhavi Kapoor, Arjun Kumar
The present volume, Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave of the Coronavirus Pandemic in Indian Villages: A Compendium of Statewise Deliberations – Rural Realities 2021is a compilation of intellectual and analytical deliberations on the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural India. The compendium is a product of the series, The State of Villages- #RuralRealitiesunder the IMPRI Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS). It incorporates the composition of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, faculty, and University and college students across India and other countries.
The discourses highlight the community’s role in mitigating the pandemic’s impact and recoupment strategies, with the lack of awareness, reluctance towards and fear of testing and isolation, hesitancy towards vaccines, and a general feeling of mistrust for the government posing as major barriers.
The series focuses on the states and union territories of India, including Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Puducherry, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh. The objective is to acknowledge the geographic, socio-economic, and political uniqueness and suggest recommendations in accordance with these differences.