The lockdown imposed during the Covi-19 pandemic has disproportionately hurt marginalized communities due to loss of livelihood and lack of food, shelter, health, and other basic needs. The blanket closing of state borders caused disruption in the supply of essential goods, leading to inflation and fear of shortages. So, thousands of homeless people are in need of protection or else they die of starvation. Keeping in view the problems faced by the daily wage earners in various parts of the state of Assam, Biva Himangshu Memorial Trust distributed relief materials to the poor and helpless people during this time of urgent crisis. We also provided essential relief materials to the DDMA for distributing to stranded students from Arunachal Pradesh and also selflessly distributed relief among the poor people in and around the city which includes Nabajyoti Nagar(Panjabari), Shiva Nagar(Panjabari), Shanti Nagar(Panjabari), Kankan Nagar (Panjabari), Doney Polo(Panjabari), Bhagaduttapur Beltola Tinali, Swadesh nagar (khanapara), Khanapara auto stand (KHAS) which accounts to more than 5000 families. During the pandemic time, flood situation in and around the state become more and more grim and lakhs of people become affected including a few hundred deaths. During such a time when crisis knew no bounds, it was our trust which came forward for the rescue and with our dedicated team of professionals, we distributed relief materials to more than 200 villagers of Hajongbari, Chandrapur on last 28th July, 2020 which was successfully carried out while strictly abiding to the covid-19 protocols of the government.
As Biva Himangshu Memorial Trust continues to help thousands of families in Guwahati, we have also expanded our efforts to other parts of the state as well. We meticulously plan to cover families affected by the devastating floods over the next few months along with our COVID-19 response efforts, including the distribution of relief materials, Nutrimix, and other health and child protection services.