Patiala, January 20
Three researchers from Punjabi University have received Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) post-doctoral scholarship for the year 2021-22 from the Union Ministry of Education for their research projects.
Gurwinder Singh Badal, Jaskirat Singh and Ashok Kumar of the university, who have completed their doctoral degrees, will carry out research on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on socio-economic conditions of internal migrants in Punjab, the impact of e-payment portal platforms in the effective implementation of social welfare schemes and on emerging geopolitical and strategic significance of Indo-Pacific region, respectively.
Jaskirat, who has done PhD from the School of Management Studies, said, “We will collect data of people living in various slums within the jurisdiction of municipal corporations and study the impact of innovations in e-payment systems on urban poverty alleviation.”
Gurwinder of the Department of Economics said, “We will assess the Covid impact on socio-economic conditions, employment status, income, food security, debt and accessibility to welfare schemes of internal migrants in Punjab. We will provide policy recommendations to offer relief and support to such workers.” —
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