“Most of the migrant workers and people living on rent don’t have ration cards, and thus have no access to dry rations from the public distribution shops set up by the government. We prioritized families based on their need for rations, current living conditions, and determining who didn’t have ration cards for the ration distribution. Though, considering the backgrounds and living conditions of the people living these communities almost every family is in need.”
The organization recognized the need for ration distribution in these communities when the lockdown extended. Though it was a challenge for the community outreach workers and the KVK team to enter the communities and identify the families in need, with the help of Shakti Shalini Community Change Agents, essentially the protection committee for all Shakti Shalini participants, they came up with a list of vulnerable families living with little to no rations.