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Roshini Diwakar, Mahila Housing Sewa Trust

MHT logoThe Indian government’s Public Distribution System (PDS) shops have always played a critical role in addressing food insecurity in urban poor communities India. Ration cards issued through the PDS are like food stamps issued to each family, which entitle them to a fixed amount of food on a monthly basis.

Christy Braham
Informal workers continue to face an accumulation of vulnerabilities which have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access to COVID-19 vaccination for informal workers to address these vulnerabilities more than a year after the outbreak was declared a pandemic, is therefore undoubtedly an issue of economic justice.