Please note that our efforts are intended to reach migrant labourers who fall between the cracks of state government and central government grants. People without local ID proofs, people whom, the lockdowns have kept in their locations, those people who are trying to walk for 2-3 days to reach their own villages. As per the current regulations a labourer can only get free provision and cash transfer in his location of registration for the transfer of free benefits, which is usually their village or native town.
This is the reason that millions of migrant daily wagers are trekking back to their home towns so that they can avail of the benefits that the governments have announced. These are people who don’t get the government’s cash grants, the free food distributions where they are, and hence are trying to walk back to their villages to take the advantage of the same. Currently they are stuck where they are, again, due to the lockdown.
Ours is a small endeavor by volunteers to reach those whom the state is unable to reach.
Wherever we see a pocket of suffering individuals we are happy to step and send food and essential dry rations that will keep people indoors.
We will continue our volunteer efforts till such time as our contributors are assured that the state’s effort reach the lowest common denominator.
We welcome you to participate if you wish to contribute in volunteer efforts to reach those that the administration will take some time to reach.
The Unfolding Story
Directly support individuals impacted by the virus
As the crisis grows, the people most affected by it will be those living in India’s unorganised sector of the Indian economy. These are typically daily wagers, maids, house helps, construction site workers, plumbers, electricians, workers in small units, delivery boys, etc., and their financial wellbeing will be directly impacted by their inability to earn their daily wage. It is here that we can all extend our help to such affected persons in turn help their families.
The Immediate Requirements
The large amount of hourly/daily wage workers do not have the backing of any sort of insurance, and as we all know they are among the most vulnerable to the negative financial effects of the pandemic. With no way to cover expenses, workers like these will inevitably struggle to earn money for food.
For these two important reasons, it’s important to look at us, the blessed class of people who The Almighty has granted His Graces, and make a concrete initiative to help them get ahead of the crisis by starting to provide necessary support to individuals like these.
We need a massive input of funds to run such an initiative(s). Our first step is to raise Rs. 1 lakh. But the amount of time and effort needed is massive. We need volunteers, and we need delivery partners to run this initiative.
By our current estimates, the use of funds we foresee are as follows:
80% towards food distribution, starting with a 100 percent initially.
15% percent towards essentials items like soaps, mask etc
5% towards labour charges
Rakesh prasad ravi