Budget 2022: Dealing With India’s Achilles’ Heel

Reforms in the health and education space have been a cause for concern for successive governments for decades now. Two years into the pandemic, will the Budget come bearing good news for the two sectors?

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed India’s underbelly on two fronts—education and health. With thousands of people dying over lack of timely medical care during the second Covid-19 wave that hit in April 2021, it was a nightmare that was finally coming true. For close to two years now, Indian kids have been out of school. Only those from an affluent background have had access to online classes, stoking fears of the destruction of a system that has always been India’s Achilles’ heel.