In India, the unprecedented national lockdown has
severely affected basic livelihood security of a large number of people engaged in the informal sector. Even though the national and state governments have announced relief measures, the most vulnerable sections of the society who lack a ration card (that is an
officially registered address) will not be eligible for any relief schemes.
Auroville Village Action Group (AVAG) was contacted by village leaders and youth to help in identifying such destitute people in the region and providing them with immediate relief measures. AVAG, with its network of Community-Based Organizations (CBO), women’s self-help groups in each village are trying to reach that last mile where the government schemes and policies have not reached.
We have identified about 1000 people in 35 villages who are in dire need of immediate aid.
We would like to help by giving materials in kind. Each beneficiary will get a relief packet worth Rs.1000 comprising basic food items, namely rice, lentils, oil, sugar, spices, onions and tomatoes as well as hygiene materials like soap, gloves and masks.
Any contribution towards this cause is welcome. We would be grateful for your support in this task and will keep you updated of the progress of our work.