The lockdown which has been imposed to stop the spread of the COVID-19 poses a great challenge for the daily wage earners. Most of us, who are salaried employees or having business would perhaps manage the lockdown as we would have enough stock at home and savings to take us through these times. But things are very different from the daily wage earners. As everything is closed, they can not earn their wages. Many are not registered with the labour department and do not have bank accounts. All of them work doing the day and buy food items in the evening for their families. But because of the present situation, there is no work for them to do.
For them, relief in the form of Rice, Dal etc is IMMEDIATELY NEEDED. Through the Achik Chadambe SHG , we are providing the same. Many local residents and officials are coming forward to donate money or ration. But the volume of daily wagers is too high and we need all the help we can get from across the globe. Please extend a helping hand.
Swapnil Tembe, IAS
East Garo Hills, Meghalaya.