Do you know, Water is one of the biggest reasons India's poor need to leave home every day?
Sia, a slum dweller and migrant construction worker in Gurugram, near New Delhi, wakes up at 5 a.m. and defies Modi's call to stay indoors. The reason? She needs to walk 100 meters (328 feet) to a water tank that serves her slum of 70 migrant construction workers.
"The overall jump in export demand for fruits and vegetables has increased by 15%. But we have seen the demand for raw turmeric jump by 300%," said Kaushal Khakhar, chief executive officer at Kay Bee Exports.
The covid-19 lockdown further threatens the housing sector that has already seen a rise in unsold inventory of houses across leading cities in the country, Anarock Property Consultants expects an annual decline of 25-35% in home sales (top seven cities) in 2020