While the whole country is under lockdown to combat coronavirus, work continues as is in the tea estates of Alipurduar district of West Bengal. These estates are in such far off areas that information regarding the virus has not reached everyone and they are willing to work without any protective gears. Quite obviously, the tea garden owners too don’t care what this pandemic will do to these workers.
A group of migrant labourers had to walk several hundred kilometres and spend days in a Madhya Pradesh quarantine centre without any facilities.
Maya Khodve, a community correspondent from Nashik worked to provide food and relief for people affected by lockdown.