The ODRIIS Team set up a research-action project to analyse direct socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis. The project COVINDIA (“Appuyer, comprendre et valoriser les pratiques de solidarités villageoises en Inde du Sud”), was selected by a flash call on the pandemic by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) among 92 projects in 44 countries, the only one selected for India. It has three main objectives:
- to relieve vulnerable households living in the NEEMSIS villages of Cuddalore and Villupuram districts by providing emergency food distribution with the help of SHGs;
- to conduct qualitative fieldwork to reflect on the consequences of the COVID-19;
- to produce a film documentary on the living conditions of rural population in Tamil Nadu during the pandemic.
A short and preliminary version of the documentary is now visible here:
This first documentary has been largely publicized by the IRD as part of projects lead by women to face the COVID-19 consequences over the world (newsletter IRD ; Canal-U TV ; Le Mag’ IRD).
This short documentary is part of a broader project of long documentary to observe the itinerary of labour migrants before, during and after the Indian lockdown, thereby accounting for living conditions in rural areas of Tamil Nadu