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As India enters the third week of the unprecedented lockdown to arrest the spread of the coronavirus, the big question weighing on everyone’s mind is whether it will be extended or lifted or strategically eased. This is the most difficult decision for the government to make in view of the mounting evidence of the economic suffering the lockdown is causing to the most vulnerable in our society. According to a recent report by the International Labour Office (ILO), 400 million people working in the informal economy are at the risk of falling deeper into poverty during the

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