It’s actually a good point that social distancing is a 'privelige’. It’s also very easy to get into that poverty-rich binary and contend that. I don’t say it’s not true. This does not mean I ignore the horrendous times the poor and needy people are facing right now due to the Indian Government’s intelligence failure.
However, we need to see two things here.
Social distancing norms endorsed by the World Health Organization work in urban and semi-urban areas where people have shelter and food to live.
How about those people who have none of them? Well - in their case, a safer and immune way of dealing with COVID19 is to understand that their biological stimuli must be safeguarded via adequate public infrastructure. At first look, providing them shelter must be the priority. However, even if that seems not much possible due to the fact that India does have a limitation of resources, we must assume that first, and then endorse safer and community-centric models to design how sanitation can be specifically ingrained. Also, we must focus on the invincibility of a community-level immunity to (a) the conditions in which they live and (b) the COVID19 itself.
In the case of (a) - we must monitor and survey what micro-level leakages exist in the sanitation infrastructure, in order to improve the community stimuli for the people who have no shelter. Apply cheap and reasonable methodologies to avoid costly efforts. Since the Right to Movement can be restricted, adequate transportation measures can be installed and a proper check on the amorphous trends of the social conditions of the underprivileged or impoverished people can help and provide more innovative solutions under startups and NGOs.
In the case of (b), if we properly trigger (a), we can formulate some affordable and plausible methods to deal with the case (b) accordingly. However, we must understand that a sturdily hyperapologetic, isolating and humiliating way of mourning in this global health crisis would not help anyone. I know if we stop mourning and feeling like this - some people from the political fora will surely lose their political points and coalitions. But I think they should. And god forbid but they will. India is not a country that should lure political humiliation on the basis of economic conditions.
Post-Corona, we must see how we can use entrepreneurial methods to eradicate poverty like a virus.
However, I disagree with the approach of wealth distribution in the Indian scenario, because first India is not to that threshold of a developed economy like the United States, and making a comparison of what Capitalism shows and reflects in America & the G20 and in some ways in India is also wrong.
See how PM Modi tried to encourage privatization. I endorse his measures on Startup India. Indeed the Government is interacting and connecting with Startups. Thus, as an entrepreneur, I see a future.
However, let's be bloody honest. You cannot destroy or afflict your existent institutions like LIC. There are such public sector institutions which are corrupt, but fix it. Modi is known for his Mr Fix it policy. He fixes the technological leakages of government bodies, and that's agreeable.
Therefore, I do not say it's socialism as a political ideology, because I am against any variants of Left politics. Economically, Modi must focus on a micro-managed and endorsed PPP enhancement which focuses on a new and entrepreneurial approach of welfare.
Merely donating and endowing the servility of money for the poot and needy cannot serve their interests.
Understand that a crisis like Corona could have come anytime, so a dissipated quality of life and employment opportunities kills the purpose of what a job should be. This is a significant issue in the US, and even in Japan. So, in order to avoid any marginalization of people not under the pretext of some binary wealthy-poor dichotomy, I would rigorously endorse the Government to eradicate poverty by using the workforce at a communitarian approach, which empowers the community as a whole.
Policy analysts cannot rely on the old ways of mechanizing jobs. Moreover, considering the fragility of the global health system, the Government of India can try Indianized and well-appropriated means of creating communitarian health infrastructure by using the remnant potential of various communities through a communuty-centric approach.
PS: The view is not a generalization of the current economic woes of the Indian Economy due to Coronavirus 19. What I have enumerated is a recollected reflection I have figured out.