Covid-19 may push 40 cr Indians in further poverty: ILO

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Covid-19 may push 40 cr Indians in further poverty: ILO

Apr 08, 2020 22:03 IST

About 40 crore workers in India working in the informal economy are at risk of falling deeper into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The International Labour Organisation has said in a report on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting 2.7 billion workers globally due to lockdowns, IANS has reported. In India almost 90% of people work in the informal economy. Without appropriate policy measures, workers face a high risk of falling into poverty, the report said.

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