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Cyclone Nisarga-hit Bandarwadi village in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district

Cyclone Nisarga-hit Bandarwadi village in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district

“If there was an emergency in our village, we would have been completely stuck and given today’s circumstances, emergencies can happen anytime,” says Niketan, a resident of cyclone Nisarga-hit Bandarwadi village in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district. It was this disposition of theirs and a little motivation from Goonj that encouraged 17 residents of his village to work under our ‘Dignity For Work’ initiative towards the cleaning of their 500-metre stretch of the main road that was completely covered with cyclone debris.

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From the fileld #RahatCOVID19, Stitch-in-time in Tamil Nadu:

From the fileld #RahatCOVID19, Stitch-in-time in Tamil Nadu:

With the spread of COVID-19 and the national lockdown affecting the lives of millions, Goonj teams are working round-the-clock to reach basic ration and other hygiene material to people. In Tamil Nadu, we turned our processing centers and workshops into 3 face mask-making units, with trained team members in each unit, taking up a daily production of 2,500 masks.

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From the field – #RahatCOVID19 West Bengal

From the field – #RahatCOVID19 West Bengal

Our team, with around 7 grassroots partner organisations, local governing bodies and volunteers, has started working in the state for distribution of essentials like rations and basic utilities. We have been able to reach out in parts of districts of Alipurduar, Malda, Birbhum, Medinipur, Jhargram, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Purulia, Uttar Dinajpur and Kalimpong,

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From the Field – #RahatCOVID19 Bihar

From the Field – #RahatCOVID19 Bihar

Bihar has seen one of the biggest reverse migration with thousands of workers, returning back in the last few weeks. Some glimpses of our work – Our teams reached out to people in 42 villages in 4 districts of West Champaran, Madhepura, Saharsa, and Buxar, reaching essential rations and basic hygiene packs, face masks, sanitizers etc.

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From the Field.. #RahatCOVID19 Karnataka

From the Field.. #RahatCOVID19 Karnataka

Some glimpses of reaching out thousands of cooked meals to family kits among the migrant labours from Bihar, UP, Assam, to Tamil Nadu and also the daily wagers and local casual workers of the closed factories in Bangalore. Also working with local grassroot organisations to reach the daily wagers, rag pickers and banjaran communities, Construction Labors and the villagers in Bangalore,

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From the Field – Rahat Covid 19

From the Field – Rahat Covid 19

In Maharastra, one of the worst-hit Coronavirus hit states, Goonj’s team, together with on-ground volunteers, community workers, is running a community kitchen reaching out cooked food packets and also essential ration kits to migrant worker families.
Goonj is also providing material and monetary support to 8+ partner grassroots organisations in Beed, Mumbai, Solapur,Pune and Kalyan.

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