Mapusa: After stranded truck drivers, Mapusa police again reached out to around 500 migrants in distress at Saveywaddo in Guirim.
A team of Mapusa police led by DySP Gajanan Prabhu Dessai along with Mapusa PI distributed around 150 bags of rice, dal and papad through sponsors. According to information available, around 500 migrant labourers, who depend on daily earnings to feed their families, are in distress at Guirim due to lockdown in the state.
With having no money to buy eatables and other essentials, they had approached local ward member and deputy sarpanch Sunny Nanodkar, however, since they are large in number it became difficult to arrange adequate supply of essentials for them
On Tuesday, Mapusa police was informed about the situation wherein DySP Gajanan Prabhu Dessai along with Mapusa PI Tushar Lotlikar arranged for sponsors and accordingly around 150 bags consisting of rice, dal and papad were distributed along with Abdul khan, who has lent support.
Attempts are also made to tie up with NGOs like Aastha and some stores to make available essential commodities to the migrant workers. Anjuna police, led by PI Suraj Gawas, also reached out to around 50 labourers, who were in distress at Siolim and provided them with lunch on Tuesday.
Police also handed over grocery items to them. Apart from this, Anjuna police is also extending help to foreigners who are stranded in the coastal village.
Pernem police, led by PI Sandesh Chodankar, has also been on his toes to provide assistance to labourers and as well as foreign tourists who are stranded due to lockdown.
On Monday, Pernem police reached out to around 50 such workers who were without food at Morjim and provided them with eatables and also established a network of local volunteers and shopkeepers for the benefit of the stranded people.