Covid 19 Response

Covid 19 Response

Covid 19 Response


Emergency humanitarian relief & restoration of economy through livelihood promotion

In early 2020, the country has faced an unprecedented disaster in form of the COVID-19 (corona virus) threat.  As the social distancing is the only solution to contain the spread of COVID-19, our government , on 22nd March 2020, announced a 21 days lockdown which was further extended till 3rd May 2020.

The lockdown had some serious economic and social impacts that threatened the very survival for marginalised & vulnerable people. Families dependent on daily wages for food & other essential items lost their livelihoods and could not access even the most essential food items.

In this difficult time, as a social development agency, our team conducted a rapid assessment of requirements in our project locations with local administration and accordingly planted our response teams on ground.

Our response to COVID-19

Phase 1

Seven sutra programme

Awareness campaign & quadrantal centre

Set up a
community kitchen

Distributed food kits

Built capacities of community cadres

Distributed COVID protection kits

food banks

Supporting local adminstration

On-ground stories

Our intervention had three aspects  – immediate humanitarian relief (ensuring food security through distribution of essential items, awareness, sanitisation and PPE kits), access to services and entitlement (through active engagement with local administration) and economic restoration in the long run (through livelihoods promotion).

Community kitchen

We set up a community kitchen in Dholpur, Datia and Chittorgarh where we distributed over 15,000 food packets (700 packets per day.)


As the COVID-19 crisis continued to loom over us, the short fall of masks & other essential items led to more panic. Our women at the textile units quickly learnt how to make masks and produced over 78000 masks that were distributed to local communities.

No one sleeps hungry

Hunger is a biggest crime on earth, and no one should sleep hungry. Our team conceived the Sakhi food bank idea. We reached out 60 villages and collected 8 tonnes grain and and essentials for distribution to needy families.

Food kits

2000 uncooked foods packets containing wheat flour, rice, dal, tea, spices, vegetables, biscuits, and soaps, etc.) were distributed to the neediest people in Dholpur and Chittorgarh.

Volunteers deployed

We stayed in constant touch with the district administration for any help they required and deployed our staff as volunteers in Banks, PDS etc.

Spreading awareness

Chetna Rath – capitalising on our strong presence in the field, we sensitised communities about to follow COVID protocols properly and oriented them on guidelines released by national and state governments.

MIdday meals

All Anganwadi centers were closed, severely affecting the nutrition of children as the midday meal programme was interupted. To tackle this issue, we provided cooked food to Anganwari children and pregnant mothers across our project locations.

Supporing migrant labour

We extended support to migrant workers in the Gram Panchayat and government managed quarantine and isolation facilities. We also developed our own quarantine centers.

Job creation

We supported the local community by helping them access jobs through MNREGA and other govt schemes. This included providing relevant information, filing applications and completing documentation. We also provided logistics support at MGNREGA sites. This was done by actively involving local panchayats and community stakeholders.

Covid diary

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