As the privileged section of the society panicked and hoarded up for their
Netflix and chill sessions at home during the lockdown, many remained blithely
oblivious to the fact that thanks to their hoarding, food prices are skyrocketing.
Which means most informal sector workers, who do not have any job right now
and are perhaps stuck in a city where they are migrant labourers and therefore
have no home, will soon not have the money to feed themselves the bare
minimum required to stay alive.
State governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala
and a few others have announced special packages and relief funds for such
individuals. However, state and central government efforts alone will not be
enough. Therefore, it is important, for citizens, civic bodies, Non-Governmental
Organisations (NGOs) as well as industry leaders, to come together to help
the marginalised section.