How Does COVID-19 Aggravate the Multidimensional Vulnerability of Slums in India?
13 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2020 Publication Status: Accepted
The abrupt-hit of Covid-19 pandemic has not only wrecked terrible damage in India’s public health but also plunged the country into a deep socio-economic crisis. The prevalence of pandemic in cities has unquestionably augmented chronic distress among the urban poor living in a slum. Thus the paper strives to examine the contributing physical, social and economic factors that multiply the vulnerability of the slum dwellers due to Covid-19. And it also critically analyses the measures designed by the State to enable the slum dwellers in coping against Covid-19.
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