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AsCOVID-19destroyslivesandlivelihoods,anunpreparedgovernmenthasrenderedlow-paid,informalworkers,whoconstitute91%oftheworkforce,totallyhapless,pushingthemfurtherintopoverty.Imagineifthesesameinformalworkershadsocialsecurity(includingfreebasiccurativecareinpublicclinicsandhospitals,theelderlyhadoldagepensions,thedyinghaddeath/disabilityinsuranceorlifeinsurance).Imaginealsothattheyhadatleastaminimumincomeguarantee,whichpreventedthemfromfallingintodebt;debtiscurrentlyexplodingamongthepoorastheirincomescollapsed. India’sParliamentinSeptember2020passedaSocialSecurityCode.Doesthislawevenattempttoprovidethese,letaloneguaranteethem?Thatiswhatweexaminehere.Weshallsetasidetheissueoffreebasiccurativehealthcare,sincetheSSCodedoesnothavethatinitsscope.Fairenough,buthastheGovernmentofIndiaensuredthatatleastinayearofanation-widepandemic,thehealthBudgetforFY2021-22ishigherthanthepatheticjustover1%ofGDPthatithasbeenfordecades?IfweleaveouttheallocationfortheCOVID-19vaccinethentheFY22healthBudgetisactuallylower.
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