Addressing the Challenges and Agency of Youth Leaving Care in India During COVID-19

Shivani Bhardwaj, Sudeshna Roy, Aditya Charegaonkar

This article looks at the role of the State of India in ensuring the wellbeing of those it has the responsibility to protect. These include people who have suffered violence, indignity, hunger and life-threatening circumstances. The five-year planning of state and district plans have utilised more resources than it has produced outcomes and output. In this article the authors have compiled lessons learned from strategies that can enable duty holders to emerge as more responsible actors during the COVID-19 pandemic.