GUWAHATI, April 29 - As part of its mission to feed people in need during the ongoing lockdown, NGO Feeding India today distributed free ration among 200 newspaper hawkers on the premises of the Assam Tribune Buildings.
The distribution was carried out in collaboration with the Kamrup (Metro) district administration and with help from the employees of the Assam Tribune Group of Publications.
Each of the ration bags distributed contained five kg rice, one kg dal, two kg potato, 200 ml mustard oil, a soap cake and salt.
Sachin Jha, city leader of Feeding India said that with this they have covered around 550 newspaper hawkers of the city and have a target to cover another 200 such hawkers in the next few days.
The NGO has already organised similar ration distribution programmes in Maligaon, Bhetapara, Sixmile and Dispur areas. Similar programmes will be held at RG Baruah Road Tiniali, Christian Basti and Paltan Bazar also in the coming days.
Apart from the ration distribution initiative, the NGO has also been serving khichdi to more than 3,000 poor families daily at different locations of the city. The entire initiative is being supported by Zomato, an Indian restaurant aggregator and food delivery start-up.
Development officer of the Assam Tribune Group Pranab Dutta Goswami, circulation manager of Dainik Asam Bhaskar Das, superintendent of the Assam Tribune Group Karuna Pathak and other employees were present during the distribution. District Information and Public Relation Officer (DIPRO) Ratan Saud was also present.