Only 5% workers earned Rs 15,000 a month, over 10% went hungry for more than a week
The Most suffered :
- Ever since nationwide lockdown has been imposed, it’s the labourers who been worst affect by all means.
- The study shows pathetic scenario they have been and are still suffering in.
- It says not more than 5% of the workers could earn over 15,000 Rs a month. 20% went completely out of food for seven days at a stretch.
Impact of lockdown
- The study which was conducted by the JNU in collaboration with Delhi Search Group included 1405 labourers across the country and 45 days impact of lockdown on them.
- The study reveals stunning facts about their life and livelihood. 14.8% men and 46.8% who ran their families could earn less than 5,000 in a month time.
- Job loss has been to urban and rural both areas irrespective of location. If the state governments will not support many of them will strive.
Feeding only children :
- The direct attack of lockdown was on the eating patterns of these poor people. They had to eat less frequently to run the same food long.
- Reports tell that over 10% people went out of food for more than 7 days and 50% of them ate once a day only.
- These people were partly lucky to have received help from NGOs and religious organizations.
Eviction sacre :
- Though the government claims that it protects the public by law, yhese laboureres as usual were scared of those law makers while gauging miles home on foot.
- The government distribution centres are over crowded and mismanaged so they feared the virus and rules both.
The Ring of Fire : The annular phase
“The solar eclipse will continue for around six hours today.
A Sunday for skywatchers :
- On Sunday, 21st June people from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and southern China will witness a the annular phase of solar eclipse.
- The dramatic event will start at 10.19am and end at 2.02pm. The partial phase will end at 03.04pm said the Ministry of Earth sciences.
- The moon is not close enough to cover the Sun entirely hence at about 12pm the event will turn into a spectacular scene of ring of fire.
Visible from :
- The ring of fire event will be visible from Dehradun, Kurukshetra, Chamoli, Joshimath, Sirsa, Suratgarh.
- From rest of the country, it can be seen partially.
- Places like Delhi will be dark for 5 to 7 minutes from 11am to 11.30am.
A solar eclipse :
- When Earth, moon, the Sun come in a straight line with moon between them the event is said to be a solar eclipse.
- In annular solar eclipse the moon is farther from Earth so it fails to cover up the Sun completely leaving the disk visible from Earth, commonly known as ring of fire.
- Next annular eclipse will be seen from South America in December 2020. Another annular eclipse will occur in 2022 which will not be visible from India.
A great coincidence & govt advice:
- Today’s celestial event is coinciding with the summer solstice which is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere.
- Do not use sunglasses, goggles, exposed X-ray sheet or lampblack over a glass. They are not safe. Nor is viewing the Sun’s image on the surface of the water.
- Only Welders glass number 13 or number 14 can be used to see the Sun directly with naked eyes.