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Did the Second Wave of COVID-19 Impact Businesses in India?


            The second wave of COVID-19 has not proved to be as economically harmful as the first one. The first wave of COVID-19 was an absolutely new challenge to businesses all over the world but now businesses have learned to cope with the situation. The impacts of both the waves on businesses have been different as there was a full stop to the businesses during the first wave unlike the partial operation of businesses during the second wave.


            The chief economic adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian said, “The impact of the second wave, which has caused significant devastation in terms of lives and livelihood, will not be large.” Business activities in India have declined due to restrictions on mobility. Aarav Infotech keeps tabs on the recent activities in the business world.


 Impact of the Second Wave


  • RBI is of the opinion that the impact of the second wave on the economy and businesses is not as bad as it was in the first wave.
  • There is an unpredictability about the localized lockdowns and the overall Corona situation which had made it impossible for small businesses to expect any growth or profit.
  • As demand has been low the Overall Business Confidence Index (OBCI) has crashed. The low demand will affect businesses even after the second wave has abated.
  • Moody’s Investor Service has reported a 10%decline in the GDP in fiscal 2021-22. But now it has reported a 9.3% growth in the economy which shows the uncertainty surrounding the economic condition and projections.
  • Rural economies won’t see overall growth according to some economists just like they didn’t during the first wave.
  • Household spendings have lessened due to lesser demand which is a result of job loss or the demise of the bread earners of the families.
  • Liquidation in businesses has been impacted and companies are in need of more loans in a small period of time.



            It is necessary to know about the economic condition and other such factors to do business. Visit our website www.aaravinfotech.com  for more information on such topics. Aarav Infotech would be happy to be capable of your service. You can also call us at +91 (022) 2859 4142 or +91 (022) 2850 9920. You can mail us at sales@aaravinfotech.com


Key Takeaways 

  • According to the RBI and chief economic adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian, the impact of the second wave of COVID-19 is not as heavy as the first wave.
  • Low demand has crashed sales and growth.
  • State and central government need to enforce more liquidation of money in the market to bring back normalcy.
  • Rural economies will see the same decline and no growth as they did in the first wave.
  • Private-sector economists predict a low rate of GDP whereas the finance ministry has the opposite opinion.



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