On 21-04-2020, AF team distributed ration and face masks to 29 members(Bachelors) in Anantapur town. Originally they are belongs to Gorakhpur, Jolar districts Uttar Pradesh and Bihar States. They are wage workers (Painting, Gujari and ice cream business), they don’t have Govt. ration card. Due to lockdown they are unable to work outside. AF provided 1 month Ration kit (Rice, Wheat, Dal, Oil, sugar, salt, soaps etc ) to them. Mr. Murali Krishna and Mr. Shaiksha Vali, AF team members has been participated in this distribution process
Today we distributed ration to 4 families (19 members) at Rayadurg town. Originally they are belongs to Jhansi , Uttarpradesh. All are doing small business i.e., Panipoori business . Due to lockdown they are unable to work outside.
We provided ration to them in the presence of Sri.Ramachandra rao, Municipal commissioner, Mr.Subramanyam, MRO and Mr.Narasinga Rao, Area team leader,RDT, Rayadurg.
16 people migrated from Bastat, Boya, Gondai, Kulandrigadi villages of Jharkhand State and they are working as contract labours under a contractor for APSPDCL work. They fit the transformers at agricultural wells . They are staying at Ipperu Village of Kuderu Mandal, Anantapur District. In lockdown situation of Covid-19 the contractor stopped the work and the migrants have no work no pay from 22nd March, 2020. Hence, A.F. Ecology Center distributed the ration to the migrants on 13.04.2020 by Peddakka- GSMS Conenor, Yerrappa-GSMS Co-Convenor of Ipperu Village. Ramanjaneyulu-STO , Nanji Reddy-Mandal Team Leader, Kuderu and Sujatha from PME wing and 5 members of villagers from Ipperu were participated in the programme. An awareness programme on Covid-19 was conducted for migrants.
We are thinking that, migrants need further support linking with Village Secretary, Anganvadi worker and Mandal Revenue Authorities.