COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families

International Women's Day 2021: While the pandemic has impacted almost everybody, women, especially in marginalised rural communities have been hit harder and one of the biggest challenges faced by them during this unprecedented crisis has been ‘access to food’
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Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their FamiliesNDTV reached out to women from different cities, states and circumstances to understand the challenges faced by them on a daily basis to feed their families and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected their lives
Highlights
  • Women are eating less as food fell short during the pandemic: WFP
  • Urgent need to invest in addressing nutrition hunger among women: Expert
  • We are treated as inferiors, meeting needs is hard: Aarti, a domestic help

New Delhi: “A mother can do anything to provide the best to her child. I have a seven-month-old grandson and I understand it is essential for his growth to have a nutrient-rich diet. Hum khud nahi khayege ek baar ko, par bache ko jo de sakte hai wo zaroor dege (We adults can skip a meal but we will feed our child for his well-being)”, said 46-year-old Manwara Begum, an informal waste collector from Delhi. Manwara Begum also works as a cleaner at a post office but a salary of Rs. 7,000 and some additional income that she generates by sorting and selling recyclable waste is not sufficient to put food on the table for a family of six. To make ends meet, Manwara, the sole breadwinner of the family either borrows money or cuts down on basic needs like food.

Pet bharne ke liye khaana to hai hi, chahe roti-namak hi khaaye (Food is needed to fill your stomach, even if it means you eat roti with salt), said 30-year-old Nanhi, waste picker turned artisan and a resident of Ghazipur Dairy Farm in Delhi.

Nanhi works at a Delhi based NGO Gulmeher Green and earns Rs. 6,400 per month. Nanhi’s husband has been out of work for over two years now which means the burden of running the five-member household rests with Nanhi. Talking about how she feeds her family on such a meagre salary, Nanhi said,

Often children request for a particular food item or dish but there are days when we sleep on an empty stomach, how do we fulfil our children’s demands? We have to turn down their request and if they are adamant, we beat them up.

NDTV reached out to women from different cities, states and circumstances to understand the challenges faced by them on a daily basis to feed their families and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected their lives.

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Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
46-year-old Manwara Begum, an informal waste collector from Netaji Nagar in Delhi is the sole breadwinner for a family of six

Giving a peek into her family and life, Manwara Begum told NDTV,

My husband is a drug addict that means whatever little he earns by collecting and selling recyclable waste is spent on buying drugs. I registered him for de-addiction therapy but doctors there said that his body is so used to drugs that he will die if he doesn’t get it. Essentially, now I have to support his addiction. Two years ago, my elder son (22-year-old), who was the sole breadwinner of the family, got a head injury that affected his brain. We have spent Rs. 60,000 on his treatment but all in vain. Now he just sits at home and doesn’t talk to anyone. My daughter-in-law wants to work and support the family but then who will take care of her kid? My younger son (18-year-old) is trying his luck in dancing.

When asked how the family managed during the COVID-19 lockdown when all workplaces were shut, Manwara Begum said she herself was at home for three months and senior officials at the post office supported her family financially by providing some money. The family’s food requirements were met through the free ration initiative – Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana – announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the pandemic relief package. Under PMGKAY, foodgrains were distributed to all the 80 crore beneficiaries under Targeted Public Distribution System- those under Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Households (PHH). Along with foodgrain each beneficiary household (each ration card no matter how many members) also got 1 kg dal/gram (chana) per month.

We have a ration card through which we get 16 kg wheat and 4kg rice every month. During the lockdown, the government provided us double ration and one kg of pulses for free, said Manwara Begum.

Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
30-year-old Nanhi, waste picker turned artisan and a resident of Ghazipur Dairy Farm in Delhi is a mother of three children

But for women like Nanhi who do not have a ration card to access the government’s support, organisations like Gulmeher Green and Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group came to the rescue.

I have three daughters aged between 5 and 13. Two of them study in a government school and as part of the mid-day meal, it’s only in February both of them got dry ration, said Nanhi.

As an artisan at NGO Gulmeher Green, Nanhi upcycles waste materials into paintings, poster, wall hangings, among other things. But during the lockdown, since the demand for such products was low, Nanhi and her team were given the task of stitching face masks which brought in some money.

In 2020 I applied for a ration card and I am yet to receive one. On March 3, I took a day off from work, giving away a day’s salary only to go and check the status of the ration card. They said, come after Diwali, 2021; ration card should be ready by then. I cannot take a leave every other day and the officials are not giving any explanation behind the delay as well, said Nanhi.

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Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
Rudani Devi and her family at their tea shop at Wapcos Road, Sector 18, Gurgaon

Just like Nanhi, Rudani Devi from Sarhol village in Gurugram (Gurgaon) is also waiting for her ration card for over a decade now. Rudani Devi hails from Madhubani, Bihar but soon after marriage, she came to Gurugram along with her husband and together they run a small tea stall at Wapcos Road, Sector 18, Gurgaon. Talking about the hardships brought in by the COVID-19 and lockdown, Rudani Devi’s husband K.C. Pandit said,

Before the lockdown, we used to make Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 7,000 a month. Additionally, I would often take up odd jobs like loading and unloading and bring Rs. 200 to Rs. 400. During the lockdown, all sources of income were shut. We thought of going back home but people around us advised against it because there was no conveyance, we have three children and the disease was spreading like a wildfire. Anand Sir, one of our regular customers, who works in a nearby factory once gave me Rs. 500 and said, you can still survive in a city but you won’t if you try walking back home.

Further talking about how the couple fed their children, Mr Pandit said, they would eat at the government’s food distribution drives and bring home some for their children. He added,

NGOs like Smile Foundation also stepped up and provided dry ration. We applied for a ration card in May, 2007 on our village address but we don’t know what the status is now.

Mr Pandit said that life is slowly coming back on track as things unlock but what still scares him the most is the lockdown period when the family was petrified of stepping out of the house, contracting the disease and eventually dying.

We didn’t know what to do, where to go, who to ask for help. We were scared of going to a neighbour’s place also.

Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mini Sahu gave birth to a healthy baby boy

37-year-old Mini Sahu from Chhattisgarh got a second lease of life during the pandemic, courtesy Manav Sansadhan Sanskriti Vikas Parishad (MSSVP), a social service organisation working in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh. Mini Sahu was married in 2014 but the marriage lasted for only two years and Ms Sahu who is only 10th pass was left to fend for herself and her young daughter. Talking about her struggles, she said,

Before the pandemic, I used to work as a staff cleaner at a local footwear shop, but the lockdown resulted in the closure of the store, leaving me jobless. During that time only, I got pregnant but a male friend with whom I had developed a bond abandoned me as soon as he got to know about my pregnancy. In June 2020, I was three months pregnant, had a 5-year-old daughter, no money and nowhere to go as my parents died years ago and my brother refused to be associated with me.

Ms Sahu thought of taking her life but then an acquaintance gave her some money and suggested visiting MSSVP’s Swadhar Greh where a woman can live with three children for three years. For the sake of her daughter and the unborn child, Ms Sahu moved to MSSVP. Talking about the life there, Meera Shukla, Director of MSSVP said,

When Mini came to us, she had Haemoglobin (Hb) levels as low as 4.3 gm/dl and would cry all day. We counselled her and provided her nutritious food like beetroot, sprouted lentils, jaggery, peanuts and other food items. In the eighth month of pregnancy, her Hb levels were 13.4 gm/dl and she gave birth to a healthy child weighing 2.5 kg. Here women get pocket money of Rs. 100 per month and get work like upcycling scrap cloth into doormat, purse and other useful items. They are also trained in the fields of their interest like computer training, stitching, and cooking, among others. Essentially, the pocket money and whatever they earn through odd jobs go to their bank account as MSSVP takes care of their stay, food, and other essentials.

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Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
37-year-old Geeta Nautiyal from Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand takes care of 7 children and an ailing mother-in-law

Geeta Nautiyal is a 37-year-old homemaker who lives in a remote village in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. A mother of two children, her responsibilities increased when her two sisters-in-law died because of cancer in 2019 and she along her husband decided to look after their five children. Not only this, her two brothers-in-law also moved in with them after they lost their jobs as labourers in a factory in Noida, Uttar Pradesh during the lockdown. Geeta also takes care of her ailing mother-in-law. This family of 12 did face some very difficult days during the pandemic. Putting food on the table was proving to be impossible so ‘nutrition’ was not even a concern. Geeta’s husband used to run a small grocery shop in the village but he had to close the shop when the business became slow and he could not stock up the shelves any more. The only source of income left for this household was petty jobs taken up by Geeta’s husband and brothers-in-law in the village but even that was uncertain. She said,

I have seven children at home in the age group 6-17 years. They are growing children who not only need proper food for their development but also need food every now and then since they were staying at home during the lockdown with no school and studies. While 4 out of 7 children are enrolled in government school but only 1 gets about 10 kilograms of foodgrains as take-home-ration every month in lieu of mid-day-meals. Three children could not get admission in government schools so we had to send them in a private school nearby. So, my family of 12 majorly depends on the 10 kgs of foodgrains received from the school and about 10 kg of rice, 10 kg of wheat and 1 kg of pulses received from PDS (Public Distribution System) Shops.

She said that on some days, she had served just cooked rice to her family. Being a remote village on a hill, there is an added challenge OF accessing markets and services. She said,

I have no earnings, the men in family have uncertain earnings. There is no backup support, no handholding from NGOs or the local government. We are just living on hand-to-mouth basis. Feeding children is always the utmost priority even if that means that I get to eat less or not eat at all.

Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
Renti Ben, a 63-year-old widow from Dahod, Gujarat live with her 6-year-old grandson and is struggling to make ends meet

Renti Ben, a 63-year-old widow from a tribal community lives in Kansatiya village, Devgadh Baria block of Dahod district in Gujarat. Her husband died in 2019 and her daughter and son-in-law died three years ago. Now she and her 6-year-old grandson are alone and struggling to survive. Since last one year, Renti Ben has been trying to get herself registered under Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) which is part of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) that aims to reduce hunger among the poorest families by providing 35 kg of foodgrains per family per month. However, because of some issues in her Aadhaar card, she is unable to get an AAY ration card and thus she has no access to food security.

She is currently living on the generosity of her neighbours and the ration shop dealer who sometimes provides Renti Ben with some ration free-of-cost. Her grandson who is enrolled with an Anganwadi centre gets a supplementary nutrition item called ‘Sukhadi’ twice a week which is provided under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) department, Government of Gujarat. Apart from some help from neighbours and supplementary nutrition from the Anganwadi centre for the child, there is no other source of food for Renti and her grandson, who are faced extreme distress during the lockdown and could not avail any of the relief measures part of the government’s pandemic package.

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Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
Ruksana who lives in Jaipur  is the sole breadwinner of her family faced some difficult days in putting food on the table

Ruksana is a 36-year-old resident of Idgah Kachi Basti, one of the largest slum area of Jaipur, Rajasthan. She lives with her two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl. Her husband has a disease since birth because of which he has to undergo multiple surgeries in his life. While he was able to work till a few years back, doing any physical labour started becoming difficult for him and when he stopped working, Ruksana started taking temporary cooking jobs in the area and became the sole breadwinner for the family of four. Most of the income she earned was spent on her husband’s treatment, child care and food.

While day to day survival was already challenging for her, the pandemic brought upon her a situation where she was no more getting any cooking jobs, the meagre savings that she and her husband had got exhausted in no time. After this, the family became dependent on the mercy of others. Being a ration card holder, Ruksana got 20 kilograms of food grains every month from the government out of which she sold about 10 kgs to buy fruits and vegetables for her children which lasted only for few days.

Talking about her struggles, Ruksana shared that she was good in studies and always had a dream of doing something for herself but because of her family’s orthodox beliefs, she was married off early and had to give up her studies. Now she wants her children to study hard and make a life for themselves. She said,

My daughter is very bright in studies and my son is good too. I don’t send them to Madarsa because I want my children to be in a more competitive environment and so I send them to a private school. I was managing their fees somehow earlier but I have not been able to pay it for the last four months. but thankfully, the school understands and does not pressurise me to pay. My only dream is to see my children having a better future and far better destiny than mine. I never let them know what I go through every day to put food on the table. They are too young to be told all this but I think at some level, they understand. They never ask me for anything like other kids do.

Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
Jaichithra, a 39-year-old domestic worker from Chennai is hopeful that one day the situation will improve for her and her family

Jaichithra, a 39-year-old domestic worker from Perumbakkam Relocation Sites, Chennai, Tamil Nadu lost her husband right before the pandemic hit the country. The family was still grieving when the COVID-19 induced lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister. All the households where she was employed gave her a month’s payment and told her to come after the pandemic is over. Jaichithra was going through sorrow, confusion and fear all at the same time. How would she run the household and how would she feed her family which include a 20-year-old unemployed son, a married daughter who along with her one-month-old son lives with Jaichithra and has no steady financial support from her husband.

I used to earn about Rs. 8,000 per month earlier and suddenly one day, I was out of work. Thinking about the future and fulfiling my responsibilities towards my family scared me more than the pandemic. I did not know what to do. Then I got to know that my daughter is pregnant and I wanted to her to eat well during her pregnancy. But how? This kept me awake at nights. Thanks to some NGOs like ActionAid that gave me some support in terms of money and food, said Jaichithra.

While Jaichithra has a ration card and gets food grain from ration shop, it is not enough, she said.

Rice alone is not sufficient. We need some vegetables or pulses to eat with it. There have been days when we just ate boiled rice. I have started getting some work not as much as I used to get earlier. Thankfully the baby is very little and dependent on only breastmilk. I am hoping that in the coming few months, the situation will improve and I will be able to feed better food to my family.

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Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
58-year-old Aarti from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh lost her livelihood as a domestic worker during the lockdown

I was living a very simple life. My husband, an e-rickshaw driver and I, a construction labour used to step out of the house in the morning with the sole aim of surviving the day, to earn enough to feed ourselves and my mother-in-law. On people like us, who are struck by poverty, the pandemic unleashed unprecedented challenges, said 58-year-old Aarti from Lal Bagh in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Aarti and her husband who were living on rent in the city, had to go back to their village during the lockdown as they stopped getting any work. Her two sons, who were working in a firm and were earning Rs 4,000 per month are among those who lost their jobs because of businesses shutting down during the lockdown. Now her sons and a daughter-in-law have come to live with them. While Aarti now works as a domestic helper in some houses in her village, her husband and children have not been able to find any work yet. Aarti shared,

I am really scared about what the fate has in store for us. Since my daughter died by suicide because of the constant abuse and demand for dowry she was facing from her husband and his family some time back, my husband has not been keeping well. He is still not over the fact that she is gone. I feel absolutely alone too.

A patient of Diabetes, Aarti shared that in the past year, there have been many days when she had to stay hungry even though doctors has asked her to take meals on time to keep her sugar level in check. She said,

We have BPL (Below Poverty Line) Ration Card because of which we get about 15 kgs of grains and 2kgs of pulses every month. But that is it. I don’t have vegetables to cook or things like salt, oil, turmeric, to cook those grain with. I try to earn some money by working as a domestic help in the houses in my village and people are kind enough to pay me some money and help me with some kitchen essentials. But when I cook a meal for my family, somehow, it always falls short and a lot of time my daughter-in-law and I go to bed hungry even though we had food that evening in our house.

Just like many other countless women in the country, Aarti is also bearing the brunt of the economic and social fallout of COVID-19. But she also believes that the deep-rooted patriarchy in the society is also one of the biggest reasons for the situation she is facing today. She said,

Women in our society are always given secondary importance when it comes to accessing basic needs like food but are considered primary when it comes to caregiving and fulfilling expectations of the family, even IF they are sick themselves. I do not have any hopes that things will ever truly change for women unless the chain of transmission of the virus of gender discrimination is broken.

The story of these women resonate with the life of many women who have to run their household with whatever little they have and also ensure that everyone’s survival needs are met even if that means cutting down on their own nutrition. United Nations World Food Programme conducted a study before the pandemic in 2019-20 to understand the social norms that influence food distribution and consumption within poor households in towns and villages in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The study found that a fourth of the women surveyed had to reduce their food portions if the quantity fell short for the family and they could not afford to buy more food for everyone.

According to Basanta Kumar Kar, Nutrition Expert, during the pandemic, because of disruption in services and supply because of the lockdown, there has been an increase in nutrient hunger specifically in vulnerable groups like women and children, people engaged in the informal sector, people living in remote villages, among others. He said,

Women are definitely the worst affected. Women need to be seen as humans and not only as mothers and caregivers. During the pandemic, it was seen that even when the households were able to manage food, it was mostly in the form of grains distributed by the government and even if some vegetable or fruits or pulses were arranged by a family, the women were last to receive it or didn’t receive it at all, as being caregivers they tend to feed their family first.

Mr. Kar asserted that it is necessary to invest towards nutrition for women and girls. Women empowerment, access to food, nutrition and healthcare are the key determinants that can work as a potent weapon to minimise inter-intra household disparity, he said. This, he added, will transform the nutrition landscape of the entire country.

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World

13,66,62,195Cases
5,59,19,737Active
7,77,96,865Recovered
29,45,593Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 192 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 13,66,62,195 and 29,45,593 have died; 5,59,19,737 are active cases and 7,77,96,865 have recovered as on April 13, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

1,36,89,453 161736Cases
12,64,698 63689Active
1,22,53,697 97168Recovered
1,71,058 879Deaths
In India, there are 1,36,89,453 confirmed cases including 1,71,058 deaths. The number of active cases is 12,64,698 and 1,22,53,697 have recovered as on April 13, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Mumbai45,478
Thane13,660
Pune9,920
Mumbai Suburban5,363
Aurangabad1,974
Nashik1,575
Raigad1,462
Palghar1,421
Solapur1,291
Jalgaon1,039
Akola757
Nagpur692
Kolhapur646
Satara629
Ratnagiri350
Amravati291
Dhule228
Hingoli208
Jalna201
Ahmednagar190
Nanded176
Yavatmal150
Sangli145
Latur139
Osmanabad125
Sindhudurg114
Buldhana88
Parbhani78
gondia69
Beed54
Nandurbar42
Gadchiroli42
Bhandara41
Chandrapur32
Washim13
Wardha11

34,58,996 51,751

5,66,278 819

28,34,473 52,312

58,245 258

DistrictCases
Kannur357
Kasaragod333
Palakkad224
Malappuram119
Kollam118
Thrissur106
Thiruvananthapuram104
Pathanamthitta98
Kozhikode90
Alappuzha76
Kottayam73
Ernakulam60
Idukki40
Wayanad36

11,72,882 5,692

47,914 3,207

11,20,174 2,474

4,794 11

DistrictCases
Udupi1,176
Kalaburagi669
Yadgir538
Bengaluru Urban529
Raichur369
Mandya346
Belagavi337
Bidar219
Hassan205
Davangere204
Vijayapura201
Dakshina Kannada179
Chikkaballapura149
Mysuru107
Bagalkote103
Uttara Kannada95
Shivamogga67
Dharwad61
Ballari60
Gadag45
Bengaluru Rural40
Tumakuru36
Kolar29
Haveri24
Chikkamagaluru19
Chitradurga14
Koppal5
Kodagu4
Ramanagara3
Chamarajanagara0

10,74,869 9,579

76,004 6,760

9,85,924 2,767

12,941 52

DistrictCases
Chennai23,324
Chengalpattu1,314
Thiruvallur774
Villupuram509
Kanchipuram503
Tiruvannamalai496
Cuddalore477
Ariyalur444
Tirunelveli433
Tuticorin333
Kallakurichi324
Madurai322
Salem258
Coimbatore188
Virudhunagar185
Dindigul175
Perambalur133
Ranipet133
Thanjavur130
Theni129
Tiruchirappalli119
Ramanathapuram119
Tiruppur116
Kanniyakumari110
Tenkasi103
Nagapattinam99
Karur88
Namakkal83
Erode75
Vellore71
Thiruvarur67
Pudukkottai53
Sivaganga46
Tirupathur45
Krishnagiri43
The Nilgiris17
Dharmapuri15

9,40,145 6,711

46,308 4,353

8,80,910 2,339

12,927 19

DistrictCases
Kurnool795
Krishna557
Guntur511
Anantapur428
East Godavari356
Chittoor319
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296
Y.S.R.205
West Godavari199
Srikakulam183
Prakasam104
Visakhapatnam103
Vizianagaram23

9,28,664 3,263

23,115 2,161

8,98,238 1,091

7,311 11

DistrictCases
North West5,463
Central4,817
West4,768
New Delhi3,405
North3,059
East2,472
South East2,446
South West2,391
South2,329
North East1,914
Shahdara1,580

7,36,688 11,491

38,095 3,754

6,87,238 7,665

11,355 72

DistrictCases
Gautam Buddha Nagar1,119
Agra933
Ghaziabad794
Meerut504
Lucknow386
Saharanpur298
Kanpur Nagar286
Moradabad252
Varanasi243
Hapur225
Aligarh215
Basti214
Amethi206
Rampur203
Jaunpur194
Firozabad190
Barabanki168
Gorakhpur166
Bulandshahr166
Siddharth Nagar159
Ghazipur159
Bijnor157
Deoria143
Azamgarh138
Sant Kabeer Nagar132
Mathura129
Ayodhya120
Muzaffarnagar117
Sambhal116
Sultanpur97
Ambedkar Nagar92
Maharajganj85
Amroha80
Rae Bareli78
Bahraich73
Kheri72
Kannauj69
Baghpat68
Kushi Nagar67
Bhadohi60
Ballia60
Gonda59
Etah52
Hardoi49
Balrampur49
Mau48
Mainpuri46
Etawah46
Hathras43
Unnao42
Jalaun41
Jhansi41
Shamli40
Chandauli38
Auraiya37
Farrukhabad36
Sitapur32
Prayagraj30
Banda27
Shahjahanpur25
Shravasti23
Budaun23
Mirzapur22
Bareilly17
Kasganj16
Pratapgarh15
Pilibhit15
Sonbhadra10
Kaushambi6
Kanpur Dehat4
Chitrakoot4
Lalitpur3
Hamirpur3
Mahoba3
Fatehpur3

7,05,619 13,604

81,576 10,335

6,14,819 3,197

9,224 72

DistrictCases
Kolkata2,777
Howrah1,435
24 Paraganas North1,031
Hooghly604
24 Paraganas South281
Maldah235
Dinajpur Uttar216
Coochbehar210
Birbhum206
Medinipur West159
Medinipur East153
Nadia139
Purba Bardhaman130
Murshidabad125
Bankura116
Darjeeling97
Jalpaiguri88
Paschim Bardhaman70
Purulia66
Dinajpur Dakshin50
Alipurduar39
Kalimpong18
Jhargram9

6,19,407 4,511

26,531 2,550

5,82,462 1,947

10,414 14

DistrictCases
Bilaspur100
Korba100
Mungeli87
Baloda Bazar85
Jashpur77
Janjgir-Champa56
Mahasamund54
Rajnandgaon52
Kabirdham52
Raigarh47
Raipur46
Balod41
Korea39
Durg31
Bemetara21
Kanker19
Balrampur17
Surguja14
Gariyaband10
Surajpur9
Dhamtari6
Bijapur2
Bastar2
Dantewada0
Kondagaon0
Narayanpur0
Sukma0

4,56,873 13,576

98,856 8,579

3,52,986 4,865

5,031 132

DistrictCases
Jaipur2,177
Jodhpur1,748
Udaipur724
Bharatpur563
Kota503
Nagaur500
Ajmer379
Dungarpur374
Pali352
Jhalawar329
Bhilwara250
Sikar231
Chittorgarh188
Tonk171
Jalore164
Rajsamand140
Sirohi130
Bikaner112
Banswara91
Alwar90
Churu81
Jhunjhunu64
Dausa61
Dholpur60
Baran59
Jaisalmer53
Barmer34
Hanumangarh31
SawaiMadhopur26
Karauli17
Pratapgarh14
Ganganagar8
Bundi5

3,69,564 5,771

36,441 4,455

3,30,172 1,291

2,951 25

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad17,125
Surat2,311
Vadodara1,555
Gandhinagar410
Mahesana159
Banas Kantha147
Bhavnagar146
Rajkot135
Arvalli134
Mahisagar125
Anand107
PanchMahals107
Patan105
SabarKantha101
Kachchh99
Kheda98
Jamnagar63
Bharuch56
Botad55
Surendranagar55
Valsad47
GirSomnath45
Dohad43
Chhotaudepur37
Naysari35
Junagadh31
Narmada25
DevbhumiDwarka22
Amreli16
Porbandar11
Tapi6
Dang5
Morbi4

3,53,516 6,021

30,680 3,112

3,17,981 2,854

4,855 55

DistrictCases
Ganjam581
Jajapur322
Khordha238
Baleshwar190
Kendrapara164
Cuttack155
Bhadrak137
Balangir129
Puri103
Sundargarh102
Jagatsinghapur91
Nayagarh86
Mayurbhanj73
Nuapada69
Gajapati61
Dhenkanal36
Boudh34
Kendujhar34
Deogarh33
Kalahandi33
Sonepur29
Kandhamal28
Anugul26
Malkangiri20
Bargarh16
Koraput16
Sambalpur16
Jharsuguda8
Nabarangpur2
Rayagada2

3,51,302 1,741

8,774 1,201

3,40,600 538

1,928 2

DistrictCases
Indore3,839
Bhopal1,880
Ujjain799
Burhanpur351
Neemuch319
Jabalpur276
East Nimar266
Sagar228
Gwalior211
Khargone196
Dewas140
Dhar132
Mandsaur112
Morena109
Bhind87
Raisen71
Barwani60
Ratlam51
Rewa39
Shajapur39
Hoshangabad37
Vidisha37
Chhatarpur35
Betul35
Rajgarh31
Dindori29
Sheopur26
Damoh26
Satna24
Anuppur22
Panna20
Tikamgarh18
Sidhi17
Narsinghpur17
Chhindwara16
Agar Malwa15
Mandla15
Shivpuri15
Jhabua14
Shandol14
Singrauli13
Ashoknagar13
Datia12
Sehore12
Umaria10
Balaghat9
Guna8
Harda4
Alirajpur3
Katni3
Seoni2
Niwari0

3,44,634 6,489

38,651 3,335

3,01,762 3,117

4,221 37

DistrictCases
Hyderabad2,475
Ranga Reddy183
Suryapet87
Jagitial77
Nizamabad76
MedchalMalkajgiri75
Mancherial43
YadadriBhuvanagiri40
Jogulamba Gadwal40
Vikarabad40
Nalgonda33
Warangal Urban32
Mahabubnagar30
Sangareddy26
Khammam26
Adilabad22
Nirmal21
Karimnagar17
RajannaSircilla16
Medak11
Kamareddy11
Mahabubabad10
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Nagarkurnool8
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8
Jangoan8
Siddipet7
Peddapalli5
Bhadradri Kothagudem5
Warangal Rural4
Mulugu3
Narayanpet3
Wanaparthy1

3,32,581 3,052

24,131 2,267

3,06,678 778

1,772 7

DistrictCases
Gurugram2,950
Faridabad867
Sonipat404
Rohtak145
Palwal120
Jhajjar114
Karnal104
Hisar98
Ambala93
Panipat78
Nuh68
Bhiwani60
Rewari56
Kurukshetra55
Sirsa50
Kaithal48
Mahendragarh47
CharkiDadri43
Panchkula39
Fatehabad38
Jind38
Yamunanagar19

3,20,699 3,818

22,487 1,506

2,94,930 2,298

3,282 14

DistrictCases
Patna279
Bhagalpur266
Rohtas256
Khagaria253
Begusarai243
Madhubani199
Munger188
Jehanabad178
Katihar175
Darbhanga143
Samastipur139
Siwan139
PurbiChamparan138
Purnia135
Banka134
Buxar134
Nalanda123
Gopalganj123
Nawada122
Sheikhpura118
Gaya115
Kaimur (bhabua)105
Bhojpur103
Saran101
Muzaffarpur96
Saharsa88
Supaul87
Vaishali87
Madhepura82
Kishanganj75
Aurangabad75
Sitamarhi73
Lakhisarai72
Araria68
Pashchim Champaran57
Arwal52
Jamui47
Sheohar20

2,86,228 2,999

17,053 2,357

2,67,559 636

1,616 6

DistrictCases
Amritsar485
Jalandhar297
Ludhiana293
Tarn Taran163
Gurdaspur154
Hoshiarpur140
S.A.S Nagar137
Patiala132
Sangrur107
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99
Pathankot86
Rupnagar (Ropar)74
Faridkot74
Sri Muktsar Sahib71
Moga65
Bathinda60
Fatehgarh Sahib57
Fazilka53
Firozepur50
Kapurthala44
Mansa31
Barnala25

2,76,223 3,451

27,866 8

2,40,798 3,407

7,559 52

DistrictCases
Kamrup Metro276
Golaghat203
Nagaon143
Hojai89
Dima Hasao86
Karimganj85
Tinsukia84
Cachar80
Dibrugarh61
Hailakandi57
Lakhimpur57
Marigaon50
Dhemaji47
Kamrup42
Kokrajhar37
Dhubri30
Charaideo29
Barpeta28
Udalguri28
Sonitpur27
Jorhat24
Nalbari23
Darrang20
Sivasagar20
Goalpara19
Biswanath16
Baksa14
KarbiAnglong13
Bongaigaon12
Chirang6
West KarbiAnglong5
South SalmaraMancachar4
Majuli2

2,20,893 583

3,734 485

2,16,041 98

1,118

DistrictCases
East Singhbum170
Ranchi148
Hazaribagh110
Garhwa80
Ramgarh75
Koderma58
Simdega48
Dhanbad32
Gumla28
Palamu27
West Singhbhum21
SaraikelaKharsawan20
Giridih19
Bokaro16
Latehar14
Khunti10
Lohardaga8
Deoghar5
Dumka5
Pakur4
Jamtara2
Godda2
Chatra1
Sahebganj0

1,41,750 2,366

15,343 1,410

1,25,175 937

1,232 19

DistrictCases
Anantnag395
Srinagar300
Kulgam295
Baramulla271
Shopian255
Kupwara231
Bandipora175
Udhampur155
Ramban151
Jammu138
Budgam110
Pulwama108
Kathua53
Rajouri39
Ganderbal37
Poonch35
Doda27
Reasi26
Samba25
Kishtwar10
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0

1,39,381 991

7,908 573

1,29,439 418

2,034

DistrictCases
Dehradun370
Nainital323
Tehri Garhwal110
Haridwar94
Udam Singh Nagar83
Almora71
Champawat45
Pithoragarh43
Chamoli36
PauriGarhwal36
Bageshwar31
Rudraprayag30
Uttar Kashi24

1,10,146 1,334

7,846 523

1,00,533 804

1,767 7

DistrictCases
Hamirpur117
Kangra105
Una41
Solan32
Chamba29
Bilaspur21
Mandi21
Sirmaur11
Shimla10
Kullu4
Kinnaur2
Lahaul And Spiti0

70,775 1,089

6,069 700

63,582 380

1,124 9

DistrictCases
South Goa69
North Goa57

62,780 476

4,565 243

57,365 231

850 2

DistrictCases
Pondicherry111
Mahe4
Karaikal2
Yanam0

44,555 512

2,594 278

41,268 232

693 2

DistrictCases
Dhalai196
Sepahijala174
Gomati74
South Tripura53
Unakoti49
West Tripura45
Khowai24
North Tripura14

33,805 62

298 55

33,113 7

394

DistrictCases
Chandigarh313

31,167 424

3,355 48

27,412 375

400 1

DistrictCases
Churachandpur32
Kangpokpi26
Imphal West21
Thoubal18
Imphal East10
Tengnoupal9
Bishnupur7
Senapati6
Chandel5
Kamjong5
Ukhrul4
Jiribam3
Pherzawl3
Kakching2
Tamenglong2
Noney1

29,514 18

103 4

29,035 22

376

DistrictCases
Changlang31
Papum Pare8
Lohit3
Namsai2
West Siang1
East Siang1
Upper Siang1
Tawang1
PakkeKessang1
West Kameng0
Upper Subansiri0
Tirap0
Siang0
Shi Yomi0
Anjaw0
Lower Subansiri0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Longding0
Leparada0
KurungKumey0
KraDaadi0
Kamle0
East Kameng0
Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0

16,888 6

41 5

16,791 1

56

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills22
West Garo Hills5
South West Garo Hills4
North Garo Hills1
West Jaintia Hills1
West Khasi Hills1
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Khasi Hills0

14,300 27

193 4

13,956 23

151

DistrictCases
Dimapur20
Mon8
Kohima7
Kiphire3
Tuensang3
Peren2
Phek1
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

12,416 11

167 10

12,156 1

93

DistrictCases
Kargil77
LehLadakh43

10,905 125

721 109

10,053 16

131

DistrictCases
East District3
South District3
North District0
West District0

6,410 5

161 8

6,113 13

136

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

5,201 11

89 1

5,050 10

62

DistrictCases
Kolasib11
Aizawl10
Mamit8
Lawngtlai2
Lunglei2
Saitual1
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Saiha0
Serchhip0

4,655 36

175 32

4,468 4

12

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

4,209 126

501 107

3,706 19

2

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

813 14

75 13

737 1

1

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