Annabhau Sathe Nagar is a slum in Mumbai that houses around seven thousand people. Though the houses are only a few apart and densely populated, residents have taken the initiative to implement the lockdown.
People can’t go out to earn their living, food is scarce and whatever little is available costs twice the amount. In this time of crisis, it is the local social service organization that has come to the rescue by providing free food packets to hundreds of families every day.
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Many applications later, hundreds of people continue to suffer.
Formal applications to get new beds have been sent thrice to the local administration. But the situation hasn't changed.