India's Billionaires Got Richer Amid Pandemic: Report

PUBLISHED ON: January 25, 2021 | Duration: 7 min, 29 sec

  
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The wealth of Indian billionaires went up by 35%, while 84% households in India suffered a loss in income in April 2020 alone. Till the end of October, the number of students affected by the closure of the educational institutions stands at over 32 crores. Of those, 84% reside in rural areas and 70% attend government schools. Oxfam India's survey reports that close to 40% teachers in government schools fear that the prolonged school closure might lead to a third of the students not returning once schools reopen.
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