Migrant workers queue outside a Mumbai railway station to return to their hometowns after the government eased a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Photo: AFP Migrant workers queue outside a Mumbai railway station to return to their hometowns after the government eased a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Photo: AFP
Migrant workers queue outside a Mumbai railway station to return to their hometowns after the government eased a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Lalitha, 1 of 260 million Indians sliding back into poverty

  • It took 10 years for India to lift more than a quarter of a billion people out of poverty. Thanks in part to the coronavirus, a similar number are falling back
  • About 122 million Indians have been forced out of jobs since the country began its strict lockdown

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Migrant workers queue outside a Mumbai railway station to return to their hometowns after the government eased a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Photo: AFP Migrant workers queue outside a Mumbai railway station to return to their hometowns after the government eased a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Photo: AFP
Migrant workers queue outside a Mumbai railway station to return to their hometowns after the government eased a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Photo: AFP
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