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If India is to prevent a humanitarian disaster in its hinterland, there is a need for an effective strategy to control the spread of the Coronavirus, as well as targeted efforts to reboot the rural economy and provide welfare services to the people. This report describes the challenges wrought by COVID-19 in India’s rural areas, and outlines a ten-point agenda for effective pandemic management and the revival of the rural economy. The rest of the report provides an overview of the Government’s efforts to manage COVID-19 in rural areas; discusses the specific challenges in those regions; and presents a ten-point strategy for immediate action. Amongst others, the report recommends the constitution of a task force, and the provision of a special economic package for the rural regions. Click here to read the report.