Since reviving the economy would imply reviving economic activity, Times Network has launched the India Revival Mission with an aim to develop insights on how to mitigate the long- term impact of the pandemic. This involved extensive rounds of surveys that would capture the views and opinions of several businesses across the nation.
As a part of the Mission, Institute for Competitiveness has joined as a knowledge partner. The Institute with inputs from Times Network has developed a Business Perception Survey to assess the impact of the pandemic on businesses and how they foresee the future based on the efforts that are currently underway. The effort is being undertaken in the hope that the findings of the survey will help inform the battle against the virus and for what comes after.
The findings of the survey have been tracked over two phases – during lockdown (April 27 to June 8, 2020) and post-lockdown (June 8 to August 3, 2020). Tracking the perceptions over these two time-frames has provided substantial findings into the change in perceptions of Indian business respondents over time.