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COVID-19 Pandemic, Public Policy, and Institutions in India
Issues of Labour, Income, and Human Development



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ISBN 9781032129471
March 24, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book looks at the institutional and governance issues faced by India during the first and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse impact on the vulnerable sectors and groups.

The book is split into four parts, with preceding chapters informing later ones. Part One outlines the approach of the study, in particular their examination of policy responses and the effect of the pandemic. Part Two delves into the governance challenges in containing the pandemic while giving the theoretical rationale for institutional responses. Part Three looks at how the pandemic affected economically vulnerable households, workers, and small industries. The effect of pandemic on the informal sector is also detailed. Lastly, Part Four examines the impacts and responses of Indian public infrastructure and services to the pandemic, in particular the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care and schooling. It also explores the challenges caused by infrastructure inadequacies in Indian cities. The book closes by looking at how businesses in the private sector have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility.

The book will be a useful reference to researchers, policymakers, and practitioners who are interested in institutions and development, especially in the context of India.

Table of Contents

Part 1: COVID-19 Pandemic and Challenges
1. Introduction: the COVID-19 Pandemic, Challenges, and Policy
Indranil De et al.
Part 2: Challenges of COVID-19 for Institutions and Governance
2. Policy Response to Pandemic: COVID-19 SOPs and Guidelines
Shyam Singh
3. The Dichotomies of Management and Governance in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A View from Rawls Difference Principle and Political Economy Perspective
Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan and Indranil De
Part 3: Impact of COVID-19 on Livelihood and Income of People
4. Some Aspects of Impact of Lockdown in India and the Way Forward
Surajit Das
5. Income Shocks and Resilience of Economic Institutions: Role of Collective Organizations
Indranil De, Mubashshir Iqbal and Rooba Hasan
6. Plight of Migrant Informal Workers in India and the Context of COVID-19 and Inadequacy of Existing Labour Legislations
Kingshuk Sarkar
7. MSMEs in India during Lock and Unlock Times: Policy Responses and Coping Strategies
Soumyadip Chattopadhyay and Partha Pratim Sahu
8. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Domestic Workers in India
Amrita Ghatak and Kingshuk Sarkar
Part 4: Infrastructural Challenges and Human Capital
9. Infrastructure Deficits in Indian Cities amid COVID-19: Key Opportunities and Challenges for Policy and Practice
Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
10. Non-COVID-19 Health Care under the Era of COVID-19: A Study from Rural Bengal
Md Sahidul Islam, Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan
11. Impact of Pandemic on School Education in India: Generations at Risk
Saswati Paik and Roshan M Samuel
12. Conspicuous Philanthropy or CSR in times of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sudhir Kumar Sinha

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Editor(s)

Biography

Indranil De is an Associate Professor in Social Sciences at the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat, India.

Soumyadip Chattopadhyay is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Politics, Visva-Bharati University, India.

Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan is an Associate Professor in Social Sciences at the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat, India.

Kingshuk Sarkar is a Joint Commissioner, Department of Labour, Government of West Bengal, India.