Criticism has mounted over the lack of planning ahead of the coronavirus shutdown, which was introduced with less than four hours' notice.
Many of India's 1.3 billion citizens have been left jobless and hungry.
Tens of thousands of migrant labourers have been forced to walk hundreds of kilometres to their native villages.
In his weekly radio address PM Narendra Modi apologised for the impact of the strict stay-at-home measures.
But he said there was "no other way" to stop the rapid spread of the virus.