White collared competing with poor labourers for job in MGNREGASI was surprised and shocked to read a news report "Teachers, Techies Who Made 1 Lakh Turn MGNREGA Labourers".
The Hyderabad datelined news report was about a teacher couple and software techie couple joining as manual labourers in the
MGNREGA scheme .
Due to lockdown they did not get their salary for two months.
A lot of questions and doubt cropped up in my mind in this regard. Are we so much vulnerable? Even the white collared? Are we not keeping any savings even to meet emergencies? Where has our traditional habit and culture of home saving either as cash or kind gone?
What are your views and take on this?