Mayank Aggarwal

Mayank is a journalist based in Delhi with experience of over 17 years in print and online media. He has written extensively on the intersection of the environment, energy, natural resources, forests, indigenous communities, water, mining, diplomacy, politics, business, community rights, and social issues. He has closely tracked the systematic dilution of environmental norms by successive governments in India. He has worked for The Statesman, Indo-Asian News Service, DNA, Mint, Mongabay-India, The Independent and Al Jazeera.

WRITER CREDITS

January 28, 2022

Pandemic found them, compensation may not

Through death register data obtained from across the country, The Reporters’ Collective estimates that in the pandemic 3,59,496 more people died than in a normal year in just 3 states where officially only 28,609 died of Covid. Experts fear relatives of thousands of Covid-19 victims will be excluded from compensation due to lack of medical records, poor testing and red-tape despite the Centre initiating compensation procedure on the instructions of the Supreme Court.

EDITOR CREDITS

Governance

January, 2022

Pandemic Found Them, Compensation May Not

Through death register data obtained from across the country, The Reporters’ Collective estimates that in the pandemic 3,59,496 more people died than in a normal year in just 3 states where officially only 28,609 died of Covid. Experts fear relatives of thousands of Covid-19 victims will be excluded from compensation due to lack of medical records, poor testing and red-tape despite the Centre initiating compensation procedure on the instructions of the Supreme Court.

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