Rajesh, Sheikhpura, Bihar
Due to the lockdown we didn't get anything. Just that in three months we got five hundred rupees. Apart from that we didn't get anything. We got a ration card but we got an APL (ration) card. The APL card that we got, no ration is disbursed on that. From (the last) three months we are very helpless. What to do? How to feed the kids and ourselves? That's why, the government that is there should pay...
Arvind Kumar, UP
Paramjeet, Uttar Pradesh
Umesh Sharma, Mathura, UP
The impact has been so heavy that it will take 5-10 years to recover from the
lockdown. Our efforts of providing quality education to our children and improving the
economic situation through jobs have all finished. There is no source of income. The children
are troubled sitting at home and we are facing problems for money.
No system of free ration. We are paying probably 15-20 kgs for 60-70 rupees...
Abhishek Kumar Singh, Bihar
We had sown many vegetables. Pumpkin, brinjal - nothing could sell. When we went to
Nawada, the cops started beating us up saying "bhago yahase bikega nhi".In that process my bicycle
also got damaged while running. All the vegetables that we were farming, all of them got rotten (lying)
there. It was very troublesome for us. When we fell sick, we had to borrow money for the treatment. This...
Anees Ahmad, Varanasi, UP
Sunil Kumar Mathur, Marhara, UP
20th March or perhaps 19th March. I think it was 19 th March when I was driving and a bat had
entered my employer’s house. 12th floor. So, at night my employer told me he had to get the bat out. And so, I went ahead with him. When we got the Bat out, it was kind of injured. I got it out, and held it in my hands. I was holding its wings and examined it closely.
Gokran, Kander, Chattisgarh
Mohd. Furkan, Meerut, UP
Tejpal Singh, Bijnor, UP
Prabhaav toh itna pada hai jo gareeb takke ki log the Jo jaha jeevan jeerhe the Us se bhi
battar jeevan unka ho chuka hai Whatever two hundred or three hundred rupees he used to earn in a
day shaam ko usi paison se unke ghar mein chulha jalta tha and they used to eat for the day. Now that
source of employment is closed and after that the government said that you will not be troubled in any
Jagmohan Yadav, Kaimoor, Bihar
Madhav Prasad, UP
Anuj Kumar, Etah
Kishan Pal, Meerut, UP
Sohan Lal Mistri, UP
Sohan Lal Mistri
Virendra, Etah, UP
Manki Yadav, Nawada, Bihar
No. They said I'm normal and that I can go. There was this problem - when I came back home, nobody used to talk to me. "Stay away! Stay away!" - was what they used to say. Not my family. Tell me how can they ask me to stay away (chuckling). Yes yes. It's been days now and there's no work to do. How would it be strong? The things the we went through - why would I come here if it was strong?
Pushpendra, Shamli, UP
There are many problems since the lockdown. The government banned the
movement of people and goods. Everything is getting black marketed. People are even
struggling for food. The studies of kids have been affected. I am a farmer. Since lockdown, I have not
received payment of crops. People are borrowing money from each other to survive. This kissan
samman nidhi is also very less, what can a person...
Rakesh Kumar, Bihar
The difficulty is that we don't have money. We stay away (from the village). With our earnings we used to run the family. Now, to go out - the company said that it will be closed for six months. Lockdown happened and they didn't give the payment. They gave about half of it around five thousand (rupees). The rest they withheld. We work with metals drilling and all in Telangana. We didn't get any ration
James, Baloda Bazar, Chhattisgarh
During this lockdown we faced a lot of difficulty due to the financial crunch. It was very difficult to run my family. Lockdown has brought about lot of interruptions in our work as well. We were told not to come anymore atour place of work. As we aren't going to work anymore we are facing financial problems. Lockdown has shut down everything... and we faced a lot of problems in running my family.
Jitendra Lakhere, Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh
Shamsul Islam, Nawada, Bihar
Virendra Singh, Almora, Uttarakhand
I used to work in Gurgaon. I was living in Gurgaon, sector 52. Suddenly, everything was closed. I faced a lot of difficulties, the salary stopped and I lost my job. I survived very difficult situations for 2-3 months. I had to ask my parents for money. I and my friends booked a taxi. We returned home on June 8. We completed the quarantine period and followed all the instructions of the government.
Rajman Saket, Sohawal, Madhya Pradesh
Sohan Singh, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh
Due to the lockdown, the farmers have faced a lot of difficulties. First, the sale of vegetables
stopped. Then the sale of wheat was impacted. We could not sale wheat in the market due to
which we could not make payments to the harvester owners. The farmers are facing problems
but more problems are being faced by poor people. Their livelihood was impacted. The
payments they were getting from farmers...