Osmanabad District

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With an attempt to contain the spread of deadly Covid-19, Indian government had announced a complete nation-wide lockdown from March 25 onwards. For the first time, the provisions of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005, were invoked since the law came into being after the 2004 tsunami.

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“Ikde Aa. Mi Tula Dakhavato.”

“Come here. I will show you” ‘Ajji’ (grandma) grabbed my hand firmly as she led me towards her humble dwelling. Her house was in shambles and a ghost of a toilet superstructure adjoined it.

Rokade and ajji live in a remote village in Marathwada’s Osmanabad district. Photo: Niharika Singh