NCAER: COVID-19 Lock Down impacts 85% of NCR households

On April 13, 2020, the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) released its report on survey conducted in National Capital Region (NCR).

Key findings of the survey

According to the survey, 85% of the households in the NCR are heavily impacted due to COVID-19 outbreak. The survey was conducted through telephonic conversations. Around 1,750 labourers participated in the survey.

The casual labourers in the region were affected with 75% of their wages. Only 36.4% of labourers were able to identify the symptoms of COVID-19 correctly. This implies that the region is in need of more customized and cluster testing.

Other Highlights

Around 95% of the participants agrees that the disease is highly dangerous. The survey says that around two-thirds of the households in the capital are affected due to shortage of medical supplies, fuel, food. Amidst these difficulties, 87% of the participants supported the extension of lock down.


NCAER is a non-profit think tank based in New Delhi. It operates with the funds from Ministry of Finance, Ford and TATA sons. It was established in 1959.


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