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Emerging Patterns for June: Longitudinal Analysis

Domain-wise Observations Summary Findings

  • Access to food and water does not show any significant improvement in June, many of the blocks in fact show a decline in the access to food and water.

  • Access to healthcare facilities have improved in June, for most of the blocks.

  • Access to cash and credit have improved n a few blocks, however it has severely deteriorated

  • The status and facilities for return migrants show considerable improvement in the month of June when compared to May.

  • Income loss continues to be a significant issue, though the intensity seems to have reduced in June as compared to May.

  • MNREGA works shows improvement in June in terms of availability of no. of job days.

  • The demand for MNREGA jobs shows a reduction in June as compared to May.

  • Social Discrimination continues to be an issue even in June.

The following charts present the changes in each of the domain across May and June. Each of the domain is represented by two charts. The first chart represents the cluster averages for May and June, for the respective domains. The second chart show the pattern of change, i.e., the change in the score of the blocks from May to June. In other words, it tries to track the movement of blocks in May in the range category of (1-1.25), (1.25-1.5), (1.5-1.75), (1.75-2.00), (2.00-2.25), (2.25-2.5), (2.5-2.75), (2.75-3.00), whether they show any improvement in rating in June or not.

I. Access to Food & Water

Access to food and water does not show any significant improvement in June, many of the blocks in fact show a decline in the access to food and water. The second chart indicate that the blocks which had average scores of less than 2 have improved, whereas the blocks having score more than 2 have decline in rating.




II. Access to Healthcare Facilities

Access to healthcare facilities have improved in June, for most of the blocks.



III. Access to Cash and Credit

Access to cash and credit have improved n a few blocks, however it has severely deteriorated in a few other blocks of Central Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh and South Chhattisgarh.




IV. Migration

The status and facilities for return migrants show considerable improvement in the month of June when compared to MAY.




V. Livelihood

Income loss continues to be a significant issue, though the intensity seems to have reduced in June as compared to May.



MGNREGA

MNREGA works shows improvement in June in terms of availability of no. of job days. The blocks which had zero work days in May, in June appears to have on an average 2-days of work. Similarly, the blocks with 6 or more days of work continue to have 6-7 work days.



The demand for MNREGA jobs shows a reduction in June as compared to May.


VI. Social Discrimination

Social Discrimination continues to be an issue even in June. Some regions have shown a considerable increase in the incidents of such discrimination like East Madhya Pradesh (Mahakoshal).



Appendix:

In June, second round of data was collected for 154 blocks whose first round of data was collected in May. The table below lists the blocks grouped into 24 clusters across 9 states.



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