A COVID-19 rehabilitation program for needy labourers-Vidyanikethan

The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Indian state of Karnataka was confirmed on 9 March 2020. Two days later, the state became the first in India to invoke the provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which are set to last for a year, to curb the spread of the disease. Workers in the informal sector, particularly street vendors, construction workers, healthcare and gig economy workers are the most adversely impacted sections following the restrictions imposed to fight coronavirus.

We the Vidyanikethan Team started distribution groceries from 10-4-2020 to 17-4-2020. The areas concentrated for distributing groceries are Bhimanakuppe, Doddabele, Kanminki, Kengeri& Channasandra, Jaraganahalli & J P Nagar labour colonies. BBMP Poura Karmikas, street vendors, Hawkers construction labourers while distribution the support we go by local police stations (Puttenahalli, J.P. Nagar, government primary health department ASHA workers Anganwadi workers) every day at about 800 to 1000 families were covered for distribution total members of the families may get benefitted 18000 to 20000 individuals. It was great excitement to the labourers and those who got these groceries felt very happy. The beneficiary is covered to Mangalamuki individuals and Poura Karmikas, HIV patients.

This was a great opportunity for the organisation to extend services to supply those who are affected due to the COVID -19.

Total Atta received in Quantity————–2007 Bags

Total Chenna Dal received in Quantity—–1000 Bags

During distribution period every day our office staff 10 persons including one driver and vehicle served this for the distribution services. However, the support from Zomato is created a milestone to the Vidyanikethan organization and opportunity provided us to serve the needy people during a critical situation