APPEAL FOR PROVIDING URGENT RELIEF TO FAMILIES AFFECTED FOLLOWING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN REMOTE TRIBAL INDIA
Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented national lockdown, employment, livelihoods and income of large sections of the people have got severely impacted across the country. Of the sections most affected are the unskilled labour engaged in informal sector activities in the urban and peri-urban areas, such as artisans, daily wage labourers, unorganised construction sector workers, migrant labour, small vendors, internally displaced people, women-headed households, physically challenged small producers, small and marginal farmers etc. With the threat of the pandemic looming large, the living conditions of these sections have considerably worsened, due to lack of mobility and loss of access to essential provisions, safe drinking water and medical assistance. Many of them are facing imminent hunger and destitution. The urgent requirement is to provide income support to these sections so that they are able to meet their basic needs and to ensure that they do not go hungry.
In view of this crisis, Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS) is planning to provide financial assistance to the families in some of its areas of direct operation (Dewas and Khargone districts, MP). Our plan is to reach out to about ~ 12000 urban and peri-urban families of the area with direct and immediate income support of Rs. 1000 per family. This amount would provide some relief to them during this crisis and would enable them to source essential food articles for survival and basic hygiene. With the help of the community institutions supported by us, such as Self Help Groups (SHGs) and SHG Federations, we have identified and prepared a list of households in dire need for support. In our estimate, this amount of Rs. 1000 is just sufficient to meet the basic needs of the family for a month. We propose to provide support to these families by directly transferring money into their accounts at the earliest. Each one of these families is very well known to us and each of them have bank accounts. All these account holders are women. For complete transparency, we are enclosing the full list of the women into whose accounts the money will be transferred. Our community institutions will play a central role in ensuring that the money transferred reaches the hands of the neediest sections of the people and no mis-utilisation of funds happens. Hence, there is zero chance of leakage of funds.
For this initiative, the estimated requirement is 12000 x Rs. 1000 = Rs. 1.20 crores. We request you to provide your support to this initiative. Please also indicate in the purpose of this donation as CORONA. You can make a wire transfer as indicated below
Bank Details for transfer of INR donation.
ACCOUNT NAME SAMAJ PRAGATI SAHAYOG
ACCOUNT NO 53037990615
NAME OF BANK STATE BANK OF INDIA
BRANCH NAME BAGLI
ADDRESS BAGLI, DISTRICT DEWAS, MADHYA PRADESH 455227
FCRA Designated Account - for FC Donation transfer
ACCOUNT NAME SAMAJ PRAGATI SAHAYOG - FCRA
ACCOUNT NO. 004101017034
NAME OF BANK ICICI Bank
ADDRESS Malav Parisar Branch, 4 Chhoti Khajarani,AB Road, Indore - 452008
IFSC No. ICIC0000041
SWIFT No. ICICINBBCTS
*All INR donations to SPS are eligible for tax exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
In order to enable us to send you an 80G receipt, kindly drop a line to me indicating the date and amount of transfer
Co-Founder Samaj Pragati Sahayog