Awareness of disease’s path needed before lifting lockdown, Abhijit Banerjee tells Rahul Gandhi

Rahul and Abhijit Banerjee

Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is holding a live video chat with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee on dealing with the economic fall out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Banerjee told Rahul that direct benefit transfers should go beyond the poorest people. “To give cash to people, we really need some machinery. Migrants may not have access to that. We should give a bunch of money available to the state government for them to try out new strategies.”

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