GUWAHATI, April 10 - The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has provided 7,700 free meals while other agencies associated with the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) have provided about 30,000 free meals so far during the ongoing nationwide lockdown in the areas falling under the NFR zone.
�NFR Women�s Welfare Organisation has also produced and distributed 3,500 masks and provided meals to 260 needy persons,� said Nripen Bhattacharya, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NFR.
Meanwhile, the Luitgarh Railway Officers Club has also distributed around 1,000 food packets in the city.
�From now onwards dry ration shall be distributed and each packet will contain 2 kg rice, 250 grams lentil and 500 grams salt. The plan is to distribute 150 packets per day,� said Bhattacharya.
Samahar Natya Gosthee, in association with Padatik Nari Samaj and the Press Trust of India�s Guwahati Bureau, with assistance from a number of people, distributed food items to nearly 800 families so far across the city since April 1.
The Assam Police extended help in providing logistics and ensuring smooth distribution of the relief materials.
Relief has been provided at slums and other areas of Christianbasti, Bhootnath, Lalganesh, Uzanbazar, Kahilipara, Barsapara, Dhirenpara, Narakasur Hill, Hengerabari, Sorumotoria, etc.
Helpmax Society of Maligaon distributed free dry ration to around 50 BPL families of Madhav Nagar. Most people in the area are daily wage earners who have badly been affected by the lockdown.
Anchal, an umbrella organisation of Diganta�s Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre and Diganta�s Child Rehabilitation Services, in collaboration with Muthoot Finance and Assam Police, today distributed rice, dal, potato, atta, mustard oil, salt and toilet soaps among 250 families at Bonda Amgaon, Noonmati, Ananda Nagar and Vrindavan Garden.