Following are some ventures to provide food and other essentials to daily wage workers:
Following are some ventures to provide food and other essentials to the daily wage workers.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation that runs around 150 ‘Annapurna’ canteens are now offering lunch & dinner free of cost for the needy.
has set up shelter along with the blankets for migrant workers and the homeless at the Exhibition grounds, Nampally.
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Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Limits
Distribution of 12 kg rice and Rs.500 to each migrant worker is being done extensively at different areas across Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits.
COVA is a national network of over 700 organisations working for communal harmony, peace and social justice. It has helped more than 10,000 migrants and refugees in Hyderabad.
Sagar Group of Institutions
Hyderabad as part of Sagar Cements Group, undertook Covid19 relief work by procuring produce directly from the farmers near campus and distributing materials to stranded laborers.
Kriya Sangh Society
along with the Aikaarth foundation is working towards fulfilling the requirements of the slum dwellers, daily wage migrants and homeless; who are in need of regular cooked food in Hyderabad. They have identified around 1800 families in the Rasoolpura slum and the nearby areas (GHMC - 20 Areas, SCB - 10 areas, JNMC - 10 areas) that are in need of a dry ration kit to survive for 30 days.
Women and Transgender Organisations Joint Action Committee
in Hyderabad is raising funds to support approx. 200 transgender persons with basic income to sustain themselves through the lockdown.
a Hyderabad-based social services organization has recently launched a campaign that will collect funds for the daily wage earners. The NGO would be making relief kits out of the funds that will be collected. The kits will include atta, rice, arhar dal, chana dal, mustard oil, sugar, tea, salt, and soap. These relief packages will be distributed across four cities which are Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
Support Akshaya Partras COVID-19 Relief Service
Akshaya Patra has begun its relief service by providing meal or packed grocery kits to the marginalized and low-income segment of society comprising of daily wage workers, migrant labourers, construction site workers and needy people at old age homes and night shelters. Presently, the Foundation is providing food relief in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and NCR.
Akshaya Patra has distributed 3,09,316 meals and 16,260 kits to the needy.
GHMC Mayour B Rammmohan Distributes Daily Essentials in Hyderabad
The Mayor distributed essential kits to 1,100 families residing in Indiramma Gruha Kalpa, Church Colony. Each kit contained 5 kg rice, 1 kg daal, 1 kg onions, 1 kg oil, and 250 grams of tamarind.
The State Police in Action
The city police divided into the Hyderabad, Rachakonda and Cyberabad commissionerates, they swung into action to ensure that workers are not left in the lurch. Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat along with civil society organizations have helped nearly 3000 migrant workers from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. by supplying them with rice, pulses, vegetables and other essentials.
Mohammed Shujathulla, a 26 year old, is feeding more than 400 every day
He has been relentlessly feeding breakfast to the homeless every day for the last three years. As for the present situation, Shujathulla has doubled up his efforts to provide lunch to 400 migrants and homeless people in Nampally, Musheerabad, Abids and King Koti. He starts his daily mission at noon, which extends till 6 pm.
Members of Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) and several activists donned the role of saviors for the needy migrant labourers
The team is funding and distributing 200 packets each day. Lately, a number of requests poured in and the food distribution touched 2000 packets per day. Food is being distributed in Siddiq Nagar, Nanakramguda, Neknampur, Gopanpally and Kukatpally. The locations were rolled out to the volunteers by officials of Cyberabad Covid control room.
Hyderabad based activist and his team, Sai Teja, an IT professional and Hyderabad-based activist and his team acknowledged that there are about 5,200+ migrant labourers across the city who are served no food for two days after which the GHMC officials called the builder. The Cyberabad and Rachakonda police have been helping him with the logistics.
Uber ties up with flipkart to deliver essential supplies to customers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Noida
This partnership is helping move essential supplies from daily sellers/vendors to customers in the shortest possible span of time. Flipkart remains committed to supporting not just the customers by delivering essential supplies to people who are staying indoors, but also to retain present daily-vendors and attract the unemployed. In addition, Flipkart and Walmart are closely working along with Goonj and Srijan- NGO’s supporting the vulnerable communities through the crisis.