Why Jharkhand, you ask?
Jharkhand, one of the most mineral-rich states is also one of the most side-lined ones in the country. The only things most people can relate to Jharkhand are MS Dhoni and the movie Gangs of Wasseypur. The situation is so bad that forget about any good news, not even bad news makes it to the national media.
At this time of Covid-19 crisis, many people are doing great work for the poor populace in the metros and various other parts of the country but the poor in a state like Jharkhand don’t have much backing and has left everything to his/her fate.
Daily wage workers, ragpickers and other poor people are the hardest hit from this Covid-19 pandemic as they are left jobless, and as the crisis deepens, it will be difficult for them to arrange for even a one-course meal, and basic sanitation & hygiene could only be a distant dream.
So, what can we do?
We, the people of the Nand Care Foundation (a not-for-profit run by the youth), along with some dedicated individuals, are spearheading the project Sanjeevani to feed the most affected poor families in Jharkhand’s largest city - Dhanbad. Our aim is to provide them with food supplies in the absence of a constant supply of income.
Here's how we plan to achieve this:
For the initial phase, we have mapped close to 500 such marginalised families across Dhanbad who need urgent support. Our plan is to provide each family with one ration kit which we call the Sanjeevani kit. Each Sanjeevani kit will cater to a family of 5 people for one month straight and will contain the following:
For 500 families the cost turns out to be: 500 × 1500= 7,50,000 Rs. approx
Humanity is knocking at our doors, crying for help. Let us all do our bit and contribute wholeheartedly for the underprivileged citizens of this country and most importantly, our fellow human beings!