Swansy Afonso

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Tens of millions face poverty in pandemic-ravaged India

Asia Pacific May 9, 2021

Tens of millions face poverty in pandemic-ravaged India

After dipping into his savings to weather India’s snap pandemic lockdown last March, Manoj Kumar was just getting his head above water again earning 600 rupees ($8) a day as a construction worker in the tourist hot spot of Goa. He had squirreled away enough ...