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Federalism and the COVID-19 Crisis: Centre-State Apposite Relations in Pandemic Federalism -- India   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The COVID [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic around the world has put both healthcare and federal structures to the test. A key feature of India's response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been the close collaboration and cooperation between the Union (central) and state governments. The pandemic has underlined the necessity for strengthening cooperative federalism since no single jurisdiction or level of government has the capability to deal with the crisis on its own. In India, as in most federations, the constitution lists healthcare a responsibility assigned to state governments. In extraordinary circumstances such as the outbreak of coronavirus, the constitution provides for the Union government to take the lead in coordinating between and supporting the states. The legal framework for these interventions is provided by two laws, the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and the Disaster Management Act 2005."

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