COVID-19 Relief Activities
As we all know, with the COVID-19 outbreak and the resultant nation-wide lockdown, many of our brethren are impacted and especially the citizens working in the informal sectors. Worst hit are our Vanavasi brethren and Vanavasi Kalyana has taken an active role in ensuring food security for these impacted tribal communities.
We are grateful to Zomato Feeding India, Infosys Foundation, SD Foundation (Sarojini Damodaran Foundation), Kalyan Ashram Trust (UK), Engineered Powered Resources India Pvt Ltd., and Bharat Spandan who have been of great support to us during these difficult times. We have received donations in the form of food grains, food and money from these partners.
We have received donations from many well wishers and friends of Vanavasi Kalyana and we are very thankful for these generous contributions and grateful to all our donors.
Relief Activities and Update
We have been able to reach out to 10,479 families in 230 villages belonging to 15 different tribes in Karnataka. Approximately, 62,000 persons are positively impacted and have received food grains.
Details of Food Grains Distribution
|1||Chamrajnagar||Completed||Relief Activities in Chamarajnagar District|
|2||Ramanagara||Completed||Relief Activities in Ramanagara District|
|3||Kanakapura||Completed||Relief Activities in Kanakapura District|
|4||Mysore||Completed||Relief Activities in Mysore District|
|5||Dharwad||Completed||Relief Activities in Dharwad District|
|6||Haveri||Completed||Relief Activities in Haveri District|
|7||Belagavi||Completed||Relief Activities in Belagavi District|
|8||Karwar||Completed||Relief Activities in Karwar District|
|9||Raichur||Completed||Relief Activities in Raichur District|
|10||Bidar||Completed||Relief Activities in Bidar District|
|11||Kodagu||Completed||Relief Activities in Kodagu District|
|12||Yadgir||Completed||Relief Activities in Yadgir District|
|13||Sirsi||Completed||Relief Activities in Sirsi District|
Relief Work in Pune
270 Vanavasi Bandhus from the Devadurga Taluk of Raichur district were stuck in Pune without food due to lockdown and were in deep distress. These were construction workers and they had spent days without food. Our Karyakartas, after getting to know the situation through a FB post, rushed to the location in Pune and provided food to all the members along with the medical facilities. VKK then solicited help through the Karnataka Govt. And, finally, all these Vanavasi Bandhus were brought back home. Similarly, we have intervened and provided food to 30 Vanavasi Bandhus stuck in Mumbai.