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Coronavirus Outbreak: 22 Lakh Food Packets Distributed Among Needy By Noida Authority

Since March 29, Noida authority with the help of corporates, and NGOs, has provided food including lunch and dinner to 11 lakh people

Coronavirus Outbreak: 22 Lakh Food Packets Distributed Among Needy By Noida Authority
Highlights
  • 22 lakh food packets have been distributed: OSD Noida Authority
  • 11 lakh people have been provided with food: OSD Noida Authority
  • On April 26, 1.14 lakh cooked food packets were distributed among people

Noida: Twenty-two lakh cooked food packets have been distributed among the needy during 29 days of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, said Avinash Tripathy, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Noida authority, on Monday (April 27). Mr Tripathi said the community kitchens started on March 29 amid the lockdown. “Noida authority started the cooked food distribution on March 29 with 5 community kitchens situated at Bhangel, Sorkha, Mamura, Shani Mandir and Harola Sector 5 Noida,” Mr Tripathy told ANI.

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On the first day on March 29, we distributed 25,000 to 30,000 cooked food packets among the needy people. So far, we have distributed 22 lakh cooked food packets within 29 days of the lockdown. 22 lakh cooked food packets mean around 11 lakh people have been provided with food including lunch and dinner, he added.

“Day by day the number increased as many organisations and NGOs, RWAs came forward for help. Yesterday, we distributed 1.14 lakh cooked food packets to hungry people,” he said.

The long queue of labourers including men, women and children was there to collect food at the largest community kitchen situated at Bhangel. They got khichdi, cold drink, biscuits and chips. The distribution process was closely monitored by Mr Tripathi.

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Mr Tripathi informed that “companies like DLF, HCL, TCS, Samsung, LG, DS Group, IFFCO, Agrawal Mitra Mandal, etc., are helping us. 7X societies like Mahagun Moderne, Civitech Resident Welfare Association, Sector 61, Sector 18 Gurudwara, Radha Swami Satsang, ISKCON Mandir, and Akshay Patra are actively contributing to this noble cause.”

Mukesh Vaish, Senior Manager, Noida authority, said that Akshay Patra Foundation of Vrindavan is daily sending around 25,000 packets of cooked food, while NGO called Feed My Noida is contributing more than 10,000 food packets daily.

There are more than 30 societies, which are sending daily around 25,000 chapattis, which we collect from the gate of these societies and send these to all distribution centres. We have the stock of raw ration of around 10 days. We are prepared to continue this community kitchen beyond May 3 if the lockdown is extended, said Mr Vaish.

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World

23,96,06,768Cases
20,13,42,617Active
3,33,82,100Recovered
48,82,051Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,96,06,768 and 48,82,051 have died; 20,13,42,617 are active cases and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 4:15 am.

India

3,40,37,592 16,862Cases
2,03,6782,908Active
3,33,82,100 19,391Recovered
4,51,814 379Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,37,592 confirmed cases including 4,51,814 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,03,678 and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,86,280 2,384

33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

48,29,944 9,246

96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

29,82,399 310

9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

26,83,396 1,259

15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,122 540

6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,008 12

135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,012 530

7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

14,39,311 28

337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

10,33,809 521

4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,382 8

42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,244 34

215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,669 12

111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,035 16

105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

7,26,016 8

42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

6,01,971 33

234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

3,48,406 11

130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,729 28

175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,834 93

935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,113 182

1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

1,77,356 68

679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

1,27,259 49

647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

1,10,719 901

13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

31,516 9

230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

20,867 6

44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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