Physical distancing and shutdowns are important to curb the spread of the virus, but they also break the back of hand-to-mouth communities, as they often are outside the social safety net. In some of the slums in Shivaji Nagar & Baiganwadi Area's where Social Boys Foundation works,
Social Boys Foundation is urgently reaching out to 8,000 households in Shivaji Nagar, providing dry ration . The unit cost of one package for one household is Rs 700.
Shivaji Nagar is in Mumbai's M East Ward, one of the 24 administrative divisions of Mumbai, home to over 8,07,720 (Census 2011) residents. This ward is ranked at the lowest in Mumbai with respect to human development indices. Shivaji Nagar is the largest slum cluster in the ward, adjacent to Deonar, Asia’s oldest and second largest open landfill.