Relief Distribution for COVID-19 affected Families

The ‘Relief Distribution for COVID-19 affected Families’ reached families from Munda and Santal tribes, dependent on daily wage labour, with survival kits including food, groceries and household cleaning materials. These families living in the Chandaka forest region in the periphery of Bhubaneswar were left with no work and income post the lockdown. The government provided ration was insufficient to meet their needs. Self help groups of women, village development committee members, community cadre sourced, packed and distributed the kits in the immediate weeks to ensure that they are hunger free in the absence of work and income.

The project aimed to support families coping with loss of work and income due to unavailability of daily wage labour due to the COVID-19 pandemic related lockdown.


559 families, 1031 migrant workers


Khordha in Odisha




April 2020


₹ 12.76 lakhs


Wipro Foundation


  • Sourcing and packaging of survival kits with cereals, pulses, baby food, milk powder, sugar, oil and spices; soap and cleaning materials.
  • Distribution of kits to the identified families


  • 559 families dependent on daily wage labour received monthly ration, personal hygiene and cleaning materials.
  • 861+ migrant workers from Jharkhand and Bihar stranded in Odisha received food ration
  • 150 persons with disabilities received ration
  • 20 traffic police received personal protective kits including face masks, hand sanitiser and gloves
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