Like in most crisis situations, the poorest among the poor fall through the gaps of the government’s relief effort. Community Correspondent Shabnam Begum, with the help of a generous doctor, distributed food items to 42 families in Leharva Basti of Jagdishpur village in Varanasi.
These 42 families belongs to Nat community. Due to the lockdown they have lost their source of income and so as the ration. For the weeks they were without ration. And they are still uncertain about the rations. They are not sure from where they will get the supplies once the provided ration is over.
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