In India 23 crore people live below poverty line and earn less than Rs. 375 per day as of May 2021. In Delhi, 22.93 lakhs people live below the poverty line. When the pandemic broke out in India fear and uncertainties gripped the whole country especially the poor people because of sudden lockdown. The pandemic and its aftermath of lockdown came as a shock to many people, especially, the poor people with no saving and plan for the future suffered the most. This section of the society get their daily basic needs of roti kapra and makaan through the meagre earning that they make by working as daily wagers, fruit and vegetables vendors, rickshaw pullers, porters at railway stations, workers at construction sites, etc. During the lockdown they lost their livelihood and the family members have been badly affected. Within Delhi most of the BPL families are migrant workers coming from different parts of the country. Due to lockdown, job avenues disappeared and they were left to fend for themselves without any alternatives due to sudden close down of factory units, markets, construction work, etc. There was uncertainties for fooding, daily expenses, medication and treatment.
It is our moral responsibility to help one another at such times. It is true that Government is doing all out efforts to alleviate the hardships but we as part of civil society have moral responsibility to care for one another and contribute in whatever way we can.
In order to prepare them to be able to face such eventualities and to safeguard them from infection from Covid -19 they need to be fully vaccinated. Besides, their other important requirements should be provided too. Government and other non government organisations are doing their best to help these people but there is no harm in showing a little kindless by the civil society.
Your little contribution can make a big difference in the lives of these hapless people.