Community Based Survey: Round 1

GramVaani Community Media (OnionDev Technologies)

Results from Gram Vaani’s community survey (1700+ respondents), about access to the lockdown related relief measures in rural Bihar, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh.


-Over 60% of the respondents have not received the free ration to which they were entitled. Anganwadi linked distribution is doing marginally better. - At least 1 in 2 people have not received the financial assistance promised to them. - Over 50% respondents said they can only manage household expenses for a week if the lockdown were to be extended; 1 in 4 had no idea how long they would be able to manage. - Most respondents said that the police and local officials were not stopping them from accessing essential services, but close to 25% respondents claimed forceful behavior.
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  • Bihar
  • Jharkhand
  • Madhya Pradesh


  • Research report


  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Relief work
  • Social Protection