Field Work Report:
Volunteer’s Name: Shanti kushwaha
Location of Work: Bilgram
State: Uttar Pradesh
Team Members involved: Shanti, Vipul, Piyush, Dr. Ramdas, Annapurna, Ranjana, Himanshu, Bandana, Kamlesh
Work Details: India has millions poor working-class labourers who mainly depend on daily wages. Due to the outbreak of the pandemic, the daily wage labourers do not have food to eat. In this critical situation, people are not able to do any work because a nationwide lockdown has been set up by the Indian Government. That’s why the labour class facing many problems. In view of this, Nagaloka has been supporting its alumni to distribute food to needy people in Uttar Pradesh. With this help, the volunteers have been able to provide basic dry ration to those who are hungry for a period of up to 20 days.
Beneficiaries Quantity: 10 families of daily wage labourers
Beneficiaries Details: The families are daily wage labourers belonging to Schedule Caste communities, also known as ex untouchables. They are very poor and have been marginalised for many years. These are the people we distributed the dry ration to. In other circumstances, these labourers would go to nearby cities for work. Due to COVID -19 outbreak, they are unable to do anything and left with no money and food grains to feed themselves and their families. People suffering from such issues are helpless in the village and living life in extreme poverty.
Remarks: Our team first went to the village Radena Hardoi to distribute dry ration materials and then went to the village Habatpur Post and Tehsil Bilgram District Hardoi for distributing food items to some more people. Our team worked will to arrange for foodstuff and the distribution. We saw that people who are in great need of ration mostly belong to Schedule Caste communities and were uneducated too. Because of illiteracy, they have to work as labourers. They understand that since they are not educated, they have to depend on others for work, and it is difficult to do anything by themselves. They do not allow their children to go to school and make them help them in their work. While distributing the ration, we encouraged them a lot to send their children to school, so that their children do not have to suffer the same fate as their parents.