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Ration Distribution at Rayagada District, Odisha

State Coordinator Name: Maitreyaratna

Work Location(City/District): 3 Tribal Villages of Rayagada District: 1. Matedi, 2. Lakad Khola, and 3.Anujodi,

Work State: Odisha
Team Members Name: Sibu Kusulia, Uddhaba Kusulia, Sarala, Bachhan Koushlya,  Dipika, Kadami, Krupasindhu, Hemsagar and Maitreyaratna

What and how did you volunteer?
Sibu Kusulia a 19th Batch NTI Alumni and Sarala complited her B.A from Nagaloka both are living in Ambadola village of Rayagada District, They both know about the Scheduled  Tribe community very closely from their childhood and witness their difficult time during this lockdown/shutdown due to COVID-19 Pandemic and wanted to help them through distributing Ration Kits through Nagaloka relief work. Most tribal people are living below the poverty line (BPL) There is no scope of any earning, they are collect wildflower (Mahuli) for selling and making wine. Mahuli wine is an indigenous drink also called Mahuwa. During our visit, we saw that they are eating RED ANT’S EGGS because they do not get ration due to poverty.

The beneficiaries were from 5 Villages from Ambadola Gram Panchayat of Rayagada District: 1. Matedi, 2. Lakad Khola, and 3.Anujodi. After we got the ration we divided it into 65 packaged for 65 family and distribute it door to door, almost all are needy families.

Total Number of beneficiaries: Ration KIT- 65

Details of beneficiaries: Daily wagers and Scheduled Caste community

Outcome or Remarks:
The beneficiaries who received dry ration were extremely happy. they are giving us lots of wishes and express their gratitude toward us, Nagaloka and our Donors. we bring Dr Babasaheb Photos with us so people are asking about him we are happy to introduce Babasaheb to them and they are very happy to know Babasaheb. they are asked to help their relatives who are living in different villages, we assure them to help their relatives in future but very soon.

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