GLOBAL PANDEMIC, COVID 19
ITCT stood beside the tribals and needy people in this pandemic situation
Whether it is natural calamities of extreme winter. ITCT has always stood by the tribals and provided essential relief materials to the distressed and tribals.
Even in this emergency, our centres arranged the daily ration, foods, goods and essentials for all the needy tribal people. The area coordinators also managed and looked after the whole process to ensure all the norms. Not just the team of India Tribal Care Trust, the locals even provided cooked food to the villagers.
Due to the Corona pandemic situation, all sorts of transportation means came to a full stop, and the daily wage workers, migrant labourers, got severely affected. The status of those who earn their bread on a daily basis became very delicate. They were left alone by the community. But, India Tribal Care Trust still supported them and stood beside those people who were in hand to mouth situations as all the offices, factories and public services got closed.
Seeing all this relief work of our organization, some wealthy businessmen residing in the regional towns of Purulia, Jalpaiguri, North Tripura, have begun to support all of us by donating in different ways. They presented many additional food items, such as grains, pulses and potatoes, to the tribal families. A week later, we opened our hunger relief centres in tribal areas across states including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal.
In certain places where someone could not set up a house and kitchen, we started to distribute dry goods, including rice, beans, potato, oil etc. The Government aid was limited to rice, pulse and wheat when it started to assist these people in some of these regions. On the other hand, we arranged ration packs in such a manner that it would be enough for the families throughout one week.