Effect of COVID-19 on economy in India

Businesses particularly amusement, aviation, hospitality, etc. have seen a huge negative impact.


The economic impact of COVID-19 is extraordinarily troubling on Indian economy. No one has been spared of its unwell effects. Economies regarding a hundred countries are destroyed amongst which few have asked for financial facilitation from the International Monetary Fund. Countries like the USA, Italy and many others are suffering the foremost since their value is extraordinarily high.

Different sports events like IPL and Olympics are delayed. Colleges, universities and schools are closed. The virus has additionally played a role in discontinued functioning of assorted online giants like Amazon. Businesses across the globe particularly amusement, aviation, hospitality, etc. have seen a huge negative impact.

Effects of second wave of Covid-19 on Economic Market

There is an enormous shift within the world economic market and also the share market has witnessed crashes day by day. The outbreak of coronavirus has once again restricted the movement of the people. Citizens weren’t even going outside to purchase the daily necessities and these all were somewhere impacting the economy of the globe as a whole.

Many Factories, Restaurants, Pubs, Markets, Flights, Super Markets, Malls, Universities and offices were cleaned up. Just to give an insight of the disastrous plight, as per reports:

  • There has been a down of 30-35% in restaurant business.
  • There has been a 20% reduction in domestic travel and about 75% of reduction in international travel bookings.
  • Hotel booking rates have also declined from 70% to 20%.
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India needs to desperately realize some way to comfort the demand side shocks born by potential lockdowns and currently alternative containment lifestyle.

Present Situation of Indian Economy

India faces a large decline in governmental revenues and growth of the financial gain because the coronavirus hits economic activity of the country as a full. Developing countries like India have a lot more fragile economic and social conditions and also the contemporary state of affairs can produce a lot of suffering for the unorganized sectors and migrant labour. A fall in capitalist sentiment impacts privatization plans, government and trade.

India is going to be one of the worst-affected among the world’s major economies even once the pandemic fades away. A global recession currently looks inevitable. However, how deep and long the downswings are depends on the success of precautions taken to stop the unfold of COVID-19, the results of governmental policies to alleviate liquidity issues in SMEs and to support families below money distress. It conjointly depends upon corporations’ reactions and hardening the economic activities again. And, above all, it depends on however long these lockdowns can last.

This economic uncertainty is unlikely to dissipate unless the COVID caseload begins to go down and disappear. Henceforth the first objective of government, in the slightest degree levels has to be the expanded relief; making sure the convenience of basic medical facilities and working towards a large boost of the vaccination programme.

Lockdown & Indian Economy

The Lockdown can have a major impact on the Indian economy principally on consumption that is the biggest part of GDP. Our country is facing a really difficult and horrendous time during this year in matters of finances. India needs to desperately realize some way to comfort the demand side shocks born by potential lockdowns and currently alternative containment lifestyle.

Chetna Gupta
Chetna Gupta
Chetna is a business journalist, she writes on start-up ecosystem, entrepreneurship, economy and finance. Her stint includes NDTV and Broadsword Communication.

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