COVID 19 has left Rag pickers and daily labourers starving

We need help to feed the rag pickers and daily laborers hungry for food in the slums and shanties of Kolkata

The worlds lockdown response to the COVID-19 pandemic has manage to slow down the pace of the list of casualties, however the spillover effect has been the immense uncertainly, chaos , hunger and desperation in the lives of thousands of rag pickers and daily wage earners in the slums and shanties of the streets of Kolkata. With zero income and limited access to food and essential supplies, these families have come to the brink of starvation, hunger and desperation.   

What Happens if these communities are not supported during the Corona Pandemic Crisis

These families will starve and many will resort to crimes like food stealing, etc. Hunger may force the local communities to resort to crime for survival. These people may starve to death due to Hunger and not due to Corona Pandemic if ration support is not provided immediately. This is a SOS call from our Organisation for these vulnerable communities who are starving since the lockdown days. And now the lockdown has been extended and these families are clueless what to do for fighting Hunger in their families. Many of the families have small children and now under severe malnutrition.


The target group for which the support is required are mostly daily wage earners which consists of:

  • Rag Pickers, rickshaw puller, van puller, beggars
  • Construction workers, Daily Wage labourers, masons
  • Maidservants & housekeeping staff.
  • Street vendors (vegetable and fruit seller)


Your contribution of ₹3000 will allow us to to provide Food Ration & Health kits for a family of six members  to survive & sustain for a period of 45 days.

  • Rice & Pulses
  • Cooking Oils & Powder Milk
  • Sanitary Napkins & Soaps
  • Biscuits, Sugar, Salt & Vegetables


Tiljala Human Resource Development Centre strives to build community leaders. The Centre will be partnering with Tiljala SHED in order to positively impact the lives of the ragpicker community Tiljala SHED supports. The main focus will be to train women and children on human resources skills and build capacities of each of this groups so they can feel empowered to enact positive change. 

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