Documents of ADATS - Book 5

Village Life in the Pandemic (December 2020)

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After such a long spell of Lockdowns and unlocks we decided to call the Coolie Sangha cadre from each Gram Panchayat for day long meetings at Bagepalli.

This chronicle is not a recording of the minutes of the 6 meetings. It is a penning of the sum and substance of everything that 212 women and 191 men from 94 villages shared in 21½ hours spread over 6 days, interspersed with select anecdotes and authentic statements paraphrased to the best that my memory serves, ordered under 5 topics:

  • The Pandemic
  • Lockdown
  • Crops & Cultivation
  • Children's Schooling
  • The Coolie Sangha