The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent national lockdown have created lots of impact on the lives and livelihoods of people living in India. The impact of Coivd-19 lockdown is very high on North Andhra Villages because many migrant workers in the urban areas are represented from North Andhra villages. This study was conducted in seven north Andhra villages to know the approaches, strategies and best practices adopted by the villages during the Covid-19 lockdown period. It is a qualitative study that adopted an exploratory research design. The purposive sampling method has been adopted and collected the data from 44 villagers through a semi-structured interview schedule. The study found that the closure of industries, schools, companies and the imposition of lockdown and regulations for controlling the spread of Covid-19 brought many problems to the Individuals, families and at large the community itself. The people in the villages were scared to come out of the house and feared that the disease might contact them. Some felt lonely. The health care professionals, the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Government of India have continuously supported the people in India with various support services. Overall, this pandemic and the lockdown have taught a new lesson to human beings.
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S. Haranath. Approaches and Best Practices adopted by North Andhra Villages in Challenging Covid - 19 during Lockdown Period. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 2021; 12(4):199-4. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2021.00034
S. Haranath. Approaches and Best Practices adopted by North Andhra Villages in Challenging Covid - 19 during Lockdown Period. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 2021; 12(4):199-4. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2021.00034 Available on: https://www.rjhssonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-12-4-1
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