Lockdown Lecture Series

India’s Covid-19 response: Can Kerala be a role model for other States?


The Ireland India Institute will hold a series of webinars to help keep us connected and informed during these strange times.   The first in the series,  is a talk on India’s Covid-19 response, with Prof. R. Ramakumar, from the TATA Institute of Social Sciences. He will discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 on migrant and agricultural labourers in India, with a focus on Kerala, and the Kerala government’s positive response to the crisis.  Can Kerala be a role model for other States?

Zoom Meeting ID:  968-7528-6209 (or click dcu-ie.zoom.us/j/96875286209 )

Date:  01st May 2020

Time: 11 AM (Ireland) / 03:30PM (India)


Professor R. Ramakumar holds the NABARD Chair and is the Dean of the School of Development Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. His research has focused on agrarian change, agricultural credit policies, rural livelihoods and the Aadhaar project. He is a member of the State Planning Board, Kerala.