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COVID-19 interactive data dashboard

IDinsight developed an interactive data dashboard to visualize and analyze how rural Indian households were affected by COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated containment policies have created widespread economic distress. The government of India announced a nation-wide lockdown on 24th March, 2020 which was then rolled back in phases by 30th June, 2020. The fallout of the lockdown is expected to have persistent and pervasive impacts on the rural economy that many believe will outweigh the direct effects of the pandemic itself.

Between May and September, IDinsight in collaboration with the Development Data Lab (DDL) conducted three rounds of a rapid phone-based sample survey with approximately 5,000 households across six Indian states to understand the impact of the COVID-19 crises on rural labour markets, consumption, agriculture, migration, and people’s access to relief measures and healthcare.

This platform can be used to illustrate the depth of the impact COVID-19 has had (and continues to have) in rural India, and to enable you to explore the various dimensions and intersections through which rural communities face the challenges of the pandemic.

Access the dashboard here


This project has been co-funded by South Asia Research Hub – Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Government of UK. However, the views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies.


Increase in areas under cultivation


Of households received PDS rations every month


Of households reported foregoing healthcare due to fears associated with COVID-19

key takeaways

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: How was the sample set determined?

Question 2: How were survey responses weighted?

Question 3: When was the data collected?

Question 4: What were the modules that were included in the survey?

Question 5: How was the data processed?

Question 6: Who Responded to the Survey?