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Research Paper | Economics | India | Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021
Social Security Schemes in India and Its Relevance during COVID-19 2020
Abstract: The COVID-19 crisis is not only a health crisis but an economic one which has exposed the vulnerabilities of individuals, societies and economies, calling for a rethink of how economic and social activities are organized. The complete shutdown of all economic activities except essential services created an economic crisis and misery for the poor. The exposure of the poorest to the greatest risk from COVID-19 lockdown and unpreparedness of social policy system brings the desire of the author to evaluate the existing Social Security Schemes in India and justify the need to revolutionize them to meet the crisis of the pandemic. The article draws on sources such as academic articles, government surveys and online media reportage. The article argues that the scale and depth of poverty revealed by the COVID-19 migrant issue in particular suggest renewed attention to protect the basic entitlement and fundamental rights of all.
Keywords: COVID-19 Pandemic, Economic Crisis, Social Security Schemes
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021,
Pages: 275 - 280