The dashboard will feature results from six cycles of surveys that will be conducted from May 2020 till August 2021.
Currently, data is available for the following four cycles conducted between May 2020 to January 2021:
Cycle 1: May to June 2020
Cycle 2: July to August 2020
Cycle 3: September to October 2020
Cycle 4 : December to January 2021
Everything is so uncertain that nothing can be said about the future. But, we are taking this as a long term process. We have to get through 4 more months. Nothing can be normal this year, but surely from 2021, we will be back on track!
Chandra, Karur District in Tamil Nadu
Our stratified, convenience sample was drawn from various sub-industries in manufacturing, services and trade to provide a sectoral representation of microbusinesses. The sample was selected from lists provided by partner organizations. The following regions and states are being covered in the survey:-
North region: Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, West region: Gujarat and Maharashtra and South region: Tamil Nadu. The surveys are translated into regional languages and administered remotely, over phone.
I borrow money from friends for purchasing stocks and I’ve taken gold loans to pay the salaries and maintenance bills. My problem is only 20% of customers pay immediately and the remaining 80% people purchase all on credit
Small grocery business owner from Thiruvallur in Tamil Nadu.
Despite this situation, laying off workers was not something I considered. Instead, I had a conversation with my workers about their preferences. Based on that discussion, I continue to pay 2 of my staff who were willing to come in to work and retained the others
Vengadesh – Owner welding workshop in the small town of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu employs 7 people
Being a female, even life prior to lockdown was tough as domestic responsibilities are definitely a priority. I recall the struggle to convince my husband to let me start my own cloth bag business. Now when I employ 13 women and have trained 4000 women, he has started to support me in training and expanding more as he sees I'm doing well financially. Though, managing business is always interrupted by necessity to deal with household chores, so I wake up early at 5am to ensure I manage all domestic duties and then head to my shop at 9am.
Vidya Kirve, Satara Branch, Maharashtra