Joygopalpur Gram Vikash Kendra
JGVK,SUNDARBAN

Covid-19

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Joygopalpur Gram Vikash Kendra is a Nation Building Organisation ( NBO) working in 9 different Blocks in North and South 24 Parganas of West Bengal.

Most of the people in our working areas are poor and marginalises. They depend on Agriculture, fishing, collecting forest products, daily labours and wage labours. Due to Lockdown, the normal activities are stopped. Moreover, they cannot buy essential things which are needed for agriculture related goods nor they are able to sale their products/yields at the market meaning they are not getting the proper price. They are compelled to go for distress sale. The most affected are daily labourers and wage earners. There is no work for them. The small and handicrafts units are closed. Even the small entrepreneurs are in very pathetic situation




IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO THIS SITUATION

Since 5th of April 2020 we are distributing food grains and essential commodities such as cereals (Rice), Pulses ( Dal), Potato , Onion, Cooking oil, Biscuits, Sugar, Gram, Soap and Mask to the poor, marginalised and destitute people. We also extended some cash support to destitute people.

In near future, we have to find out programmes which generate employment related to Agriculture, Home Industry and Construction work.