Mumbai. As part of its efforts to help to civil authorities here with the city under lockdown due to COVID-19, the Navy has provided ration packets consisting of basic food items to the State Government authorities for distribution amongst stranded migrant labourers on April four and eight.
On April three, the office of the District Collector for Mumbai City had requested the Navy for assistance to provide relief to the large number of migrant labourers who are stranded in the lockdown. Acting on the request, the Western Naval Command promptly arranged around 250 ration packets on April four. The packets contained adequate quantities of food items and these were handed over to the local authorities near Musaafir Khana and at the Collector Office near Asiatic Library. Distribution points were set up at Cuffe Parade and Kalba Devi.
On April eight, an additional 500 ration packets were provided to the local authorities and also distributed amongst the stranded construction workers at Kamathipura area.