GUWAHATI, April 5 - City-based NGO RAISED has provided essential commodities to over 6,000 families from economically weaker sections across many parts of the greater Guwahati area since last week to help them tide over the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
Members of the NGO, under its chairman Phanindranath Sarma and general secretary Jayanta Deka, provided rice, lentils, salt, edible oil and other essential items to families hailing from vulnerable sections at localities including Narakasur Hill, Geetanagar, Dharapur, Ramsingh Chapori and Rani.
Meanwhile, West Guwahati MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita in association with Uttarayan Group and the local youths, also distributed food items among the poor and needy families of villages under Garal Gaon Panchayat and Mazirgoan Panchayat on Friday.
Altogether 400 food packets were distributed among the villagers.
Deepjyoti Baruah, director, Uttarayan Group and secretary, AREIDA, said that each food bag contained rice, dal, mustard oil, potato, salt and soap. The initiative will be continued, he added.