Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Economy with Special Reference to Banking Sector: An Indian Perspective​

Vikas Kumar
M.Com (JRF), Himachal Pradesh University Shimla, India.
Sanjeev Kumar
Assistant Professor in Law, Career Point University Hmairpur Himachal Pradesh, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak is a remarkable shock to the Indian economy .It has affected all the sectors at macro level across the country. The economy was already in an unstable stage before covid-19 outbreak and after the shutdown of economic activities and nationwide lockdown the economy is likely to face prolonged period of slowdown. The intensity of the economic slowdown depends upon the nature and duration of the lockdown across the country. With large number of population and more dependence on the informal labour and unsystematic banking practices has turned the economy into a disruptive situation. The damage to the economy is worse than the current estimates. The current article gives an overview of the impact of COVID-19 situation on Indian economy and its banking sector. The study is the analyses of data which is secondary in nature and based upon various research article published on the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The research paper also analyses the various policy measures taken by Reserve Bank of India and Indian Government at centre level and state level to improve the current economic situation of the country.

Keywords:  Indian economy, COVID-19, RBI, Banks, GDP