International charitable organisation Oxfam’s report ‘The Inequality Virus’ explores how inequality proved to be a bigger problem in this pandemic than the virus. Existing divisions in society were further widened with help from governments across the world, as the rich got richer and the poor poorer. Anjela Taneja, one of the lead authors of the report, understands that it’s a once-in-a-century crisis. She said that that the capacity of the state to deliver at this time is determined on whether it works in the interests of the vulnerable majority
In this episode of The Suno India Show, our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks with Anjela Taneja about the ways in which the government failed, and all the ways in which it can succeed moving forward. The pandemic earnings of India’s billionaires alone prove that the country has enough resources to take care of its needy.