Locked down Aid

Mar 28, 2020

According to official statistics from 2011-2012 -the most recent data available -there were around 400 million people in India’s labor market. Of those, more than half were self-employed, and 121 million were casual workers, meaning they had irregular work and were only paid for the days they worked.

Those people -India’s cleaners, household workers, construction workers, slum dwellers, homeless people -are exactly the people who could be hurt by lockdowns.

According to government estimates, there are around 102 million people -including 75 million children -who do not have an Aadhaar identity card, which is used to access key welfare and social services including food, electricity and gas subsidies. Most of these people are essentially undocumented -and are less likely to receive a government handout.

On top of all of these issues, India also has an overburdened and underprepared health system.

One Aid Kit Costs: INR 3000

Aid Kits Contents as Follows.

  1. Rice
  2. Salt
  3. Tea
  4. Wheat
  5. Pulses
  6. Sugar
  7. Chickpeas
  8. Oil
  9. Onion
  10. Tomato
  11. Potato
  12. Green Chilli
  13. Red Chilli Powder
  14. Turmeric Powder
  15. Coriander Powder
  16. Bathing Soap
  17. Washing Powder

Distributing Places

  1. Delhi
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. West Bengal
  4. Haryana
  5. Telangana
  6. Maharashtra
  7. Andhra Pradesh
  8. Bihar
  9. Jharkhand
  10. Assam
  11. Gujarat
  12. Rajasthan