How badly will the economy be affected by the COVID-19 lockdown and what can the government do to help?

In Focus by The Hindu

25-03-2020 • 17 mins


In this episode, we deal with the crucial question of what this lockdown will mean for our economy and what measures the government can take to deal with it. Earlier in the day, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced some measures but a full-scale economic stimulus package is still yet to come. Going briefly over the Finance Minister’s announcements today, The Hindu’s business editor Raghuvir Srinivasan goes into what a stimulus package should look like, what the government can do for individuals and companies. Write to us with comments and feedback at socmed4@thehindu.co.in