Bhubaneswar: In a bid to support the marginalised and the needy during the ongoing lock down period, Reliance Foundation has been distributing family dry ration kits in slums areas, old age homes and migrant labourer camps in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Dry ration kits comprising staples such as rice, dal, sugar along with cooking oil, spices, soaps etc. are being distributed to the marginalised by Reliance Foundation through local NGOs partners including Odisha Gujarati Samaj and Humara Bachpan Trust.
The families and individuals being covered under this dry ration kits distribution include manual rickshaw pullers, city cleanliness and sanitary workers, inmates of old age homes, slum dwellers, migrant and daily wage labourers, housemaids, persons with disabilities. The beneficiaries have been supported as per the details shared by both Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and Cuttack Municipal Corporation authorities.
While dry ration kits have already been provided by Reliance Foundation to more than 2900 families over last five days, it has also planned to cover more areas and families in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack as well as extend it to Khurda and Bhadrak, this week. The areas already covered in Cuttack include Chhatra Bazar, Nadikulasahi, Mahatab Nagar, Satigumpha, Krushak Bazar, KathajodiVihar, Petanala, Hairanapur, Imampada, Satichaura, Gapabandhu Nagar etc. In Bhubaneswar, old age homes at Tankapani Road, Lingaraj temple road, Mahatab road and marginalised needy families in GGP Colony, Rasulgarh, Hanspal, Tankapani road along with migrant and daily wage labourers at Sisupalgarh have already been covered. Persons with disabilities at Palaspally and Laxmisagar in Bhubaneswar have also been provided with dry rations kits.
It is worth mentioning here that Reliance Foundation have been providing free cooked food and family dry ration kits to marginalised communities and labourers across the country. Till Tuesday, Reliance Foundation has provided 1,33,05,722 meals in 61 districts across 16 states and one union territory. It has also donated Rs. 535.3 crores to various relief funds including Rs. 500 crores to PM CARES Fund. Besides, Reliance Foundation has also set up India’s first 100 bed exclusive Covid19 hospital with municipal corporation in Mumbai.
As part of its Covid19 relief RIL has refuelled 109,836 litres fuels to 2873 emergency vehicles and has scaled up production of one lakh masks daily and thousands of PPEs for health workers. Besides, its telecom arm Jio is providing seamless connectivity to nearly 40 crore individuals and thousands of organisations while Reliance Retail is providing essential supplies daily for millions of Indians.