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Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Atma Nirbhar and other agricultural relief packages with a special focus on COVID-19 pandemic situation in India

Author(s):
Udaykumar MS, Prem Jose Vazhacharickal, Veerabhadrappa Bellundagi, Hamsa KR and Umesh KB
Abstract:
Pandemics are, for the most part, disease outbreaks that become widespread as a result of the spread of human-to-human infections. Throughout the history of mankind, pandemics have consistently produced large-scale demographic, economic, and political disruptions. There have been many significant disease outbreaks and pandemics recorded in history, including Spanish Flu, Hong Kong Flu, SARS, H7N9, Ebola, Zika, and the most recent COVID-19. The COVID-19 impact on the economy is created an unprecedented situation. Almost all sectors of the economy were hit due to this pandemic. The paper carried to assess the impact of the pandemic and COVID-19 pandemic across the globe with special emphasis on social, ecological, and economical aspects. The present study was mainly based on extensive literature search using Google Scholar and Google search engine using the search string “COVID-19* AND pandemic*”. Besides contacted various known persons involved in the medical, health care, and allied sectors across different parts of the globe via Whatsapp and social media to assess the impact of COVID-19 in their respective areas. The worldwide spread of the SARS-CoV-2 has further led to neuro-psychiatric issues such as fear, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, psycho-motor excitement, suicidal deaths, a general decrease in overall wellbeing and its subsequent extension phases, landless farmers and agricultural laborers are (have been) been the most vulnerable and affected persons and got the least attention. With the beginning of the lockdown, economic recessions have put significant financial pressure and the psychological impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown might be a challenge for an indefinite time, hence it is necessary to emphasize and address coping strategies, mental health interventions, and awareness using the available resources. The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a new set of reforms to strengthen the Indian economy i.e., Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, aimed at making India a self-reliant nation and support the farmers in an economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How to cite this article:
Udaykumar MS, Prem Jose Vazhacharickal, Veerabhadrappa Bellundagi, Hamsa KR, Umesh KB. Atma Nirbhar and other agricultural relief packages with a special focus on COVID-19 pandemic situation in India. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):2765-2780.

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