The Better India lauds their commendable endeavors and is supporting them by launching a campaign to raise funds for the initiatives of such officers. The Better India's "BETTER TOGETHER" initiative has brought together civil service officers from across the country as they help migrant laborers, daily wage earners, frontline health workers, and all those who need our help most in these troubled times.
Speaking to The Better India, Tembe shares, “Though there are no confirmed case reports (of COVID-19) in this region yet, the curfew for the past two weeks is driving hand-to-mouth people into desperation. Many of them are not officially registered with the labour department or do not have bank accounts to avail the government ration benefits.”
The ration kits being distributed at present consist of around 5 kg of rice, 1 kg of dal, 500 gms of besan (gram flour), 1 liter of cooking oil, and soap. In some regions, milk is also provided, especially for families with children.
Each kit costs around Rs 491 on average and lasts around a week for a family.