During the 1st and 2nd phase of COVID-19, we have responded the emerging needs of the targeted masses in shape of supplying ration kits (rice,wheat flour, oil, soap, pulses and hygiene kits) among 800 waste picker families under the support of UNDP and Goonj. We have also organized health camps for the waste pickers and also installed Peddle Wash basins.
Around 5000 lodging, hotels and restaurants are being closed. In numbers of people related and dependable with tourist industry and trade have lost their livelihood. Communication and transportation have been totally stopped.
Many a helpless families residing at Puri city have become unemployed without income and are starving without food. Due to the COVID-19 they are remaining in long period of home isolation with mental and physical illness and forced to put under acute poverty life.
Hunger and starvation arrived with the vulnerable families of Puri city due to stop of their earning sources . Socio-economic frustrations blended with their life and openly reflected. It is the need of the hour for providing them a bucket of food ration to meet their food requirements at least for 15 days per family consisting 4-5 members for 2500 families.
The support will bring a new ray of hope to save the innocent lives of their family and prepare them for accepting the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. The ‘RATION KITS’ shall be bagged with 15 kg Rice, 5 kg Wheat Flour, 3 kg Dal, 3 kg Cooking Oil, 1 kg Amul Milk Powder, 3 kg Sugar, 250 grams Tea, 4 piece bathing soaps, 4 piece washing soap, 250 grams Turmeric Powder, 250 grams Chilli Powder, 1 kg Salt, 1 packet Biscuits, 1 packet Maggi, and 1 kg detergent powder.
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