Covid – 19 is creating a hunger catastrophe in India! In a country where a majority of the workforce is in the informal sector, people have been massively affected due to the loss of jobs and the lack of access to the benefits (including social security) that come with formal employment. The daily wagers, construction workers, street vendors, and domestic helpers have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and lockdowns and are living a life of uncertainty and disrupted incomes. The pandemic and resulting unemployment has made India’s hunger crisis worse.
According to a recent census, the total number of slums in Kolkata is occupied by about 31.35% of the total population of Kolkata city with five to six persons per household on average, with an average monthly earning of Rs. 500 and 1700 which has gone down drastically during the covid periods.
Therefore, I, Raahil Rana, a Volunteer at Hamari Pahchan NGO have started this campaign to fill the stomachs of all the unprivileged individuals that I can. My goal is to let everyone sleep peacefully with their stomachs full.
The basic monthly expenditure for necessities per family is around Rs. 2500.
(Pulses, Atta, Rice, Eggs, Tea, Sanitary kits like (soap, shampoo, sanitary pads), clothes, basic utensils, and cleaning equipment like washing powder, toiletries)
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