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IIE COVID-19 relief to street vendors and daily wage labours

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems and mankind. The pandemic has hampered almost all the sections of the society. It had downbeat the lifestyle of street vendors & daily wage labours that have a regular source of income to earn their livelihood. With low and irregular incomes and a lack of social support, many of them are spurred to continue working, thus exposing themselves and their families to additional risks. There had been times during the lockdown period where street vendors and daily wage labours were deprived from the basic necessities of life. Without the means to earn an income during lockdowns, many are unable to feed themselves and their family, for most, no income means no food.

To support this section of the society Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), an organization under The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India under the aegis of National Backward Classes Finance and Development (NBCFDC), Government of India implemented a Covid-19 relief programme “COVID-19 Emergency- To Provide Dry Ration Kits to the Street Vendors & Daily Wage Labours” recently at the Institute’s premises targeting 300 families in the presence of the Director IIE and other senior officials. To avoid overcrowding, the distribution programme was divided into 5 time slots. Each time slot consisted of 60 beneficiaries. Strict restriction were applied on wearing of mask by all the beneficiaries as well as by the officials of IIE, contactless infrared thermometer were use to check the body temperature, physical distancing of at least one meter was kept between the beneficiaries, entry gate and exit gate were separate, hand sanitizer were kept at the entry gate and exit gate of the campus, officials volunteers were kept at different points inside the IIE campus for smooth functioning of the programme.