This Trio From Bengaluru Is Providing Nutrition To Underprivileged Kids During Coronavirus Pandemic, Distributes MilkMilk is one of the most basic sources of nutrition for children
Highlights
  • Three cousins from Bengaluru have started Mission Milk
  • As part of Mission Milk, the team provides milk to underprivileged children
  • By providing milk, trio is helping daily wagers’ families survive pandemic

New Delhi: “In the initial days of our milk distribution drive, the team came across a woman who was feeding her baby with milk bottle but instead of milk, the bottle had plain water. On enquiring, the team got to know that the woman was doing so to trick her child into believing that she was being fed warm milk. The story touched my heart and made us realise the suffering of people during a pandemic”, recalled Ragid Saleem, member of Mission Milk, a Bengaluru based initiative to provide milk to children of families affected by coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

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The coronavirus induced lockdown showed the world the plight of migrant workers and daily wagers. The streets of India were filled with migrants walking miles with a hope to reach their native place at the earliest. With no job at hand, and no money to eat and provide for the family, the only option they could think of was to go back. In an attempt to support the labourers, various organisations across the country stepped up and provided dry ration, cooked meals and other essentials.

We were also distributing dry ration and food kits to people in need in order to make the lockdown a little easier for them. We have distributed around 2,500 ration kits and 1,000 packets. During distribution, we came across a group of women standing outside a police station who told us that though they are getting food but they have nothing to feed their children. They asked, ‘how can we consciously feed ourselves when we are not able to feed our children?’, said Masroor Pasha, a mentor at Mission Milk.

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A simple reality check by a group of women made three cousins supporting their uncle Masroor Pasha and other family members in food distribution think of the need of infants and young children. The trio – Zeeshan Javid, Shehzar Sheriff, and Zufishan Pasha – decided to start Mission Milk – an initiative by the youth, for the children.

The idea of distributing milk came straight from the mothers and once we understood the need of the people, we decided to work upon it and reach out to as many people as possible. As part of the initiative, we provide milk to families of migrant workers and daily wage earners, said 27-year-old Zeeshan Javid, co-founder of Mission Milk.

This Trio From Bengaluru Is Providing Nutrition To Underprivileged Kids During Coronavirus Pandemic, Distributes Milk
The trio – Zeeshan Javid, Shehzar Sheriff, and Zufishan Pasha – leading Mission Milk and providing nutrition to children

From Milk Parlour To Beneficiaries: How Mission Milk Supplies One Of The Essential Commodities During Pandemic

The team of Mission Milk consists of three brothers and their friends and family members. The first step towards supporting the people in need is to identify beneficiaries for which the team identifies the area where milk is needed. The team then conducts a survey in order to find out how many households are there who require milk and children mainly. Talking about on what basis the team decides who needs milk, Zeeshan said,

We are catering to children because milk, one of the most basic sources of nutrition is essential for their growth. We don’t differentiate on the basis of age group or anything like that because firstly, we can’t go and ask someone’s age and then distribute milk. Secondly, a family happens to have an average of four to five kids ranging from an infant to a young child of say 10-12 years of age. We just see whosoever needs it.

This Trio From Bengaluru Is Providing Nutrition To Underprivileged Kids During Coronavirus Pandemic, Distributes Milk
Mission Milk is addressing the nutritional needs of children affected by Coronavirus pandemic in North Bengaluru

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The second step is to look out for people living in the same area and willing to help. Since Milk is one of the perishable commodities it needs to reach out to beneficiaries as soon as milk packets are procured from milk parlour. Sharing the solution for the same, Zeeshan said,

We found a milk parlour – Nandini dairy parlour, a product of Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) – which is present pretty much everywhere in Bengaluru. We told them about our initiative, got the best price that is Rs. 37 per litre and started sourcing milk. Our volunteers go directly to the milk parlour, fetch the packets and immediately distribute them.

Talking about what motivated him to provide milk at a discounted price, Rizwan, owner of Nandini Milk Parlour at HBR Layout and one of the vendors helping Mission Milk, said,

They are doing social service and as a citizen, it’s my responsibility also to contribute in these trying times. I’m providing them milk below MRP that is at whatever rate I get it. Essentially, I’m giving away my profit.

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This way, the team has distributed 20,080 litres of milk among 40,000 children living in 45 different areas of North Bengaluru. Initially, the team started by providing 60 litres a day and slowly scaled up to distributing 500 litres of milk every day. A family of three to four members gets 1 litre of milk.

Every time we take up an area, we make sure to provide milk at least three times a week. Once we are able to support one area, we take up another, said Zeeshan.

This Trio From Bengaluru Is Providing Nutrition To Underprivileged Kids During Coronavirus Pandemic, Distributes Milk
Fighting COVID-19: Mission Milk provides one litre of milk to a family of 3-4, at least thrice a week

Mission Milk Goes On A Break, Calls For Support

On April 13, the trio started the milk distribution process and continued it till the end of lockdown 4.0. For 49 days, the team relied on funding received from friends, family, acquaintances, and reached out to a larger population through social media. The team has now taken a break so as to raise funds and continue with the noble cause. Elaborating on the need for the break, Zeeshan said,

Our weekly expense is Rs. 1.3 lakh. So far we have been in a very good position to provide to the people. But in order to continue with on a daily basis, we need permanent sponsors. We are looking for something more dependable and are reaching out to milk manufacturers and federations to work out a more solid distribution plan. We aim to get in touch with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who are still continuing with relief work. We can provide them the money and they can help with distribution.

The team has started an online fundraiser on Milaap, a crowdfunding website with a goal to raise Rs. 7.5 lakh and provide 150 families with milk on a daily basis. The team of Milk Angels hopes to get back to serving the society soon.

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World

11,40,58,530Cases
4,71,23,393Active
6,44,05,027Recovered
25,30,110Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 192 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 11,40,58,530 and 25,30,110 have died; 4,71,23,393 are active cases and 6,44,05,027 have recovered as on March 1, 2021 at 3:36 am.

India

1,11,12,241 15510Cases
1,68,627 4116Active
1,07,86,457 11288Recovered
1,57,157 106Deaths
In India, there are 1,11,12,241 confirmed cases including 1,57,157 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,68,627 and 1,07,86,457 have recovered as on March 1, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Mumbai45,478
Thane13,660
Pune9,920
Mumbai Suburban5,363
Aurangabad1,974
Nashik1,575
Raigad1,462
Palghar1,421
Solapur1,291
Jalgaon1,039
Akola757
Nagpur692
Kolhapur646
Satara629
Ratnagiri350
Amravati291
Dhule228
Hingoli208
Jalna201
Ahmednagar190
Nanded176
Yavatmal150
Sangli145
Latur139
Osmanabad125
Sindhudurg114
Buldhana88
Parbhani78
gondia69
Beed54
Nandurbar42
Gadchiroli42
Bhandara41
Chandrapur32
Washim13
Wardha11

21,55,070 8,293

78,212 4,478

20,24,704 3,753

52,154 62

DistrictCases
Kannur357
Kasaragod333
Palakkad224
Malappuram119
Kollam118
Thrissur106
Thiruvananthapuram104
Pathanamthitta98
Kozhikode90
Alappuzha76
Kottayam73
Ernakulam60
Idukki40
Wayanad36

10,59,403 3,254

49,709 1,094

10,05,497 4,333

4,197 15

DistrictCases
Udupi1,176
Kalaburagi669
Yadgir538
Bengaluru Urban529
Raichur369
Mandya346
Belagavi337
Bidar219
Hassan205
Davangere204
Vijayapura201
Dakshina Kannada179
Chikkaballapura149
Mysuru107
Bagalkote103
Uttara Kannada95
Shivamogga67
Dharwad61
Ballari60
Gadag45
Bengaluru Rural40
Tumakuru36
Kolar29
Haveri24
Chikkamagaluru19
Chitradurga14
Koppal5
Kodagu4
Ramanagara3
Chamarajanagara0

9,51,251 521

5,823 166

9,33,097 350

12,331 5

DistrictCases
Kurnool795
Krishna557
Guntur511
Anantapur428
East Godavari356
Chittoor319
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296
Y.S.R.205
West Godavari199
Srikakulam183
Prakasam104
Visakhapatnam103
Vizianagaram23

8,89,916 117

718 51

8,82,029 66

7,169

DistrictCases
Chennai23,324
Chengalpattu1,314
Thiruvallur774
Villupuram509
Kanchipuram503
Tiruvannamalai496
Cuddalore477
Ariyalur444
Tirunelveli433
Tuticorin333
Kallakurichi324
Madurai322
Salem258
Coimbatore188
Virudhunagar185
Dindigul175
Perambalur133
Ranipet133
Thanjavur130
Theni129
Tiruchirappalli119
Ramanathapuram119
Tiruppur116
Kanniyakumari110
Tenkasi103
Nagapattinam99
Karur88
Namakkal83
Erode75
Vellore71
Thiruvarur67
Pudukkottai53
Sivaganga46
Tirupathur45
Krishnagiri43
The Nilgiris17
Dharmapuri15

8,51,542 479

4,022 14

8,35,024 490

12,496 3

DistrictCases
North West5,463
Central4,817
West4,768
New Delhi3,405
North3,059
East2,472
South East2,446
South West2,391
South2,329
North East1,914
Shahdara1,580

6,39,289 197

1,335 28

6,27,044 168

10,910 1

DistrictCases
Gautam Buddha Nagar1,119
Agra933
Ghaziabad794
Meerut504
Lucknow386
Saharanpur298
Kanpur Nagar286
Moradabad252
Varanasi243
Hapur225
Aligarh215
Basti214
Amethi206
Rampur203
Jaunpur194
Firozabad190
Barabanki168
Gorakhpur166
Bulandshahr166
Siddharth Nagar159
Ghazipur159
Bijnor157
Deoria143
Azamgarh138
Sant Kabeer Nagar132
Mathura129
Ayodhya120
Muzaffarnagar117
Sambhal116
Sultanpur97
Ambedkar Nagar92
Maharajganj85
Amroha80
Rae Bareli78
Bahraich73
Kheri72
Kannauj69
Baghpat68
Kushi Nagar67
Bhadohi60
Ballia60
Gonda59
Etah52
Hardoi49
Balrampur49
Mau48
Mainpuri46
Etawah46
Hathras43
Unnao42
Jalaun41
Jhansi41
Shamli40
Chandauli38
Auraiya37
Farrukhabad36
Sitapur32
Prayagraj30
Banda27
Shahjahanpur25
Shravasti23
Budaun23
Mirzapur22
Bareilly17
Kasganj16
Pratapgarh15
Pilibhit15
Sonbhadra10
Kaushambi6
Kanpur Dehat4
Chitrakoot4
Lalitpur3
Hamirpur3
Mahoba3
Fatehpur3

6,03,527 100

2,103 43

5,92,699 143

8,725

DistrictCases
Kolkata2,777
Howrah1,435
24 Paraganas North1,031
Hooghly604
24 Paraganas South281
Maldah235
Dinajpur Uttar216
Coochbehar210
Birbhum206
Medinipur West159
Medinipur East153
Nadia139
Purba Bardhaman130
Murshidabad125
Bankura116
Darjeeling97
Jalpaiguri88
Paschim Bardhaman70
Purulia66
Dinajpur Dakshin50
Alipurduar39
Kalimpong18
Jhargram9

5,75,118 192

3,307 26

5,61,543 216

10,268 2

DistrictCases
Ganjam581
Jajapur322
Khordha238
Baleshwar190
Kendrapara164
Cuttack155
Bhadrak137
Balangir129
Puri103
Sundargarh102
Jagatsinghapur91
Nayagarh86
Mayurbhanj73
Nuapada69
Gajapati61
Dhenkanal36
Boudh34
Kendujhar34
Deogarh33
Kalahandi33
Sonepur29
Kandhamal28
Anugul26
Malkangiri20
Bargarh16
Koraput16
Sambalpur16
Jharsuguda8
Nabarangpur2
Rayagada2

3,37,191 87

704 34

3,34,571 52

1,916 1

DistrictCases
Jaipur2,177
Jodhpur1,748
Udaipur724
Bharatpur563
Kota503
Nagaur500
Ajmer379
Dungarpur374
Pali352
Jhalawar329
Bhilwara250
Sikar231
Chittorgarh188
Tonk171
Jalore164
Rajsamand140
Sirohi130
Bikaner112
Banswara91
Alwar90
Churu81
Jhunjhunu64
Dausa61
Dholpur60
Baran59
Jaisalmer53
Barmer34
Hanumangarh31
SawaiMadhopur26
Karauli17
Pratapgarh14
Ganganagar8
Bundi5

3,20,336 156

1,308 54

3,16,241 102

2,787

DistrictCases
Bilaspur100
Korba100
Mungeli87
Baloda Bazar85
Jashpur77
Janjgir-Champa56
Mahasamund54
Rajnandgaon52
Kabirdham52
Raigarh47
Raipur46
Balod41
Korea39
Durg31
Bemetara21
Kanker19
Balrampur17
Surguja14
Gariyaband10
Surajpur9
Dhamtari6
Bijapur2
Bastar2
Dantewada0
Kondagaon0
Narayanpur0
Sukma0

3,12,560 141

2,774 7

3,05,951 132

3,835 2

DistrictCases
Hyderabad2,475
Ranga Reddy183
Suryapet87
Jagitial77
Nizamabad76
MedchalMalkajgiri75
Mancherial43
YadadriBhuvanagiri40
Jogulamba Gadwal40
Vikarabad40
Nalgonda33
Warangal Urban32
Mahabubnagar30
Sangareddy26
Khammam26
Adilabad22
Nirmal21
Karimnagar17
RajannaSircilla16
Medak11
Kamareddy11
Mahabubabad10
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Nagarkurnool8
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8
Jangoan8
Siddipet7
Peddapalli5
Bhadradri Kothagudem5
Warangal Rural4
Mulugu3
Narayanpet3
Wanaparthy1

2,98,923 116

1,902 49

2,95,387 165

1,634

DistrictCases
Gurugram2,950
Faridabad867
Sonipat404
Rohtak145
Palwal120
Jhajjar114
Karnal104
Hisar98
Ambala93
Panipat78
Nuh68
Bhiwani60
Rewari56
Kurukshetra55
Sirsa50
Kaithal48
Mahendragarh47
CharkiDadri43
Panchkula39
Fatehabad38
Jind38
Yamunanagar19

2,70,784 174

1,275 70

2,66,461 103

3,048 1

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad17,125
Surat2,311
Vadodara1,555
Gandhinagar410
Mahesana159
Banas Kantha147
Bhavnagar146
Rajkot135
Arvalli134
Mahisagar125
Anand107
PanchMahals107
Patan105
SabarKantha101
Kachchh99
Kheda98
Jamnagar63
Bharuch56
Botad55
Surendranagar55
Valsad47
GirSomnath45
Dohad43
Chhotaudepur37
Naysari35
Junagadh31
Narmada25
DevbhumiDwarka22
Amreli16
Porbandar11
Tapi6
Dang5
Morbi4

2,69,889 407

2,363 105

2,63,116 301

4,410 1

DistrictCases
Patna279
Bhagalpur266
Rohtas256
Khagaria253
Begusarai243
Madhubani199
Munger188
Jehanabad178
Katihar175
Darbhanga143
Samastipur139
Siwan139
PurbiChamparan138
Purnia135
Banka134
Buxar134
Nalanda123
Gopalganj123
Nawada122
Sheikhpura118
Gaya115
Kaimur (bhabua)105
Bhojpur103
Saran101
Muzaffarpur96
Saharsa88
Supaul87
Vaishali87
Madhepura82
Kishanganj75
Aurangabad75
Sitamarhi73
Lakhisarai72
Araria68
Pashchim Champaran57
Arwal52
Jamui47
Sheohar20

2,62,534 25

399 5

2,60,594 30

1,541

DistrictCases
Indore3,839
Bhopal1,880
Ujjain799
Burhanpur351
Neemuch319
Jabalpur276
East Nimar266
Sagar228
Gwalior211
Khargone196
Dewas140
Dhar132
Mandsaur112
Morena109
Bhind87
Raisen71
Barwani60
Ratlam51
Rewa39
Shajapur39
Hoshangabad37
Vidisha37
Chhatarpur35
Betul35
Rajgarh31
Dindori29
Sheopur26
Damoh26
Satna24
Anuppur22
Panna20
Tikamgarh18
Sidhi17
Narsinghpur17
Chhindwara16
Agar Malwa15
Mandla15
Shivpuri15
Jhabua14
Shandol14
Singrauli13
Ashoknagar13
Datia12
Sehore12
Umaria10
Balaghat9
Guna8
Harda4
Alirajpur3
Katni3
Seoni2
Niwari0

2,61,766 363

2,785 119

2,55,117 243

3,864 1

DistrictCases
Kamrup Metro276
Golaghat203
Nagaon143
Hojai89
Dima Hasao86
Karimganj85
Tinsukia84
Cachar80
Dibrugarh61
Hailakandi57
Lakhimpur57
Marigaon50
Dhemaji47
Kamrup42
Kokrajhar37
Dhubri30
Charaideo29
Barpeta28
Udalguri28
Sonitpur27
Jorhat24
Nalbari23
Darrang20
Sivasagar20
Goalpara19
Biswanath16
Baksa14
KarbiAnglong13
Bongaigaon12
Chirang6
West KarbiAnglong5
South SalmaraMancachar4
Majuli2

2,17,537 10

1,615 5

2,14,830 15

1,092

DistrictCases
Amritsar485
Jalandhar297
Ludhiana293
Tarn Taran163
Gurdaspur154
Hoshiarpur140
S.A.S Nagar137
Patiala132
Sangrur107
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99
Pathankot86
Rupnagar (Ropar)74
Faridkot74
Sri Muktsar Sahib71
Moga65
Bathinda60
Fatehgarh Sahib57
Fazilka53
Firozepur50
Kapurthala44
Mansa31
Barnala25

1,82,176 579

4,632 196

1,71,712 376

5,832 7

DistrictCases
Anantnag395
Srinagar300
Kulgam295
Baramulla271
Shopian255
Kupwara231
Bandipora175
Udhampur155
Ramban151
Jammu138
Budgam110
Pulwama108
Kathua53
Rajouri39
Ganderbal37
Poonch35
Doda27
Reasi26
Samba25
Kishtwar10
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0

1,26,441 58

823 5

1,23,661 62

1,957 1

DistrictCases
East Singhbum170
Ranchi148
Hazaribagh110
Garhwa80
Ramgarh75
Koderma58
Simdega48
Dhanbad32
Gumla28
Palamu27
West Singhbhum21
SaraikelaKharsawan20
Giridih19
Bokaro16
Latehar14
Khunti10
Lohardaga8
Deoghar5
Dumka5
Pakur4
Jamtara2
Godda2
Chatra1
Sahebganj0

1,19,949 44

494 2

1,18,365 40

1,090 2

DistrictCases
Dehradun370
Nainital323
Tehri Garhwal110
Haridwar94
Udam Singh Nagar83
Almora71
Champawat45
Pithoragarh43
Chamoli36
PauriGarhwal36
Bageshwar31
Rudraprayag30
Uttar Kashi24

97,031

489 0

94,850

1,692

DistrictCases
Hamirpur117
Kangra105
Una41
Solan32
Chamba29
Bilaspur21
Mandi21
Sirmaur11
Shimla10
Kullu4
Kinnaur2
Lahaul And Spiti0

58,645 47

318 26

57,332 21

995

DistrictCases
South Goa69
North Goa57

54,986 54

606 8

53,585 45

795 1

DistrictCases
Pondicherry111
Mahe4
Karaikal2
Yanam0

39,725 8

185 12

38,872 20

668

DistrictCases
Dhalai196
Sepahijala174
Gomati74
South Tripura53
Unakoti49
West Tripura45
Khowai24
North Tripura14

33,417

39 2

32,987 2

391

DistrictCases
Churachandpur32
Kangpokpi26
Imphal West21
Thoubal18
Imphal East10
Tengnoupal9
Bishnupur7
Senapati6
Chandel5
Kamjong5
Ukhrul4
Jiribam3
Pherzawl3
Kakching2
Tamenglong2
Noney1

29,273 2

33 11

28,867 13

373

DistrictCases
Chandigarh313

21,770 51

381 24

21,037 26

352 1

DistrictCases
Changlang31
Papum Pare8
Lohit3
Namsai2
West Siang1
East Siang1
Upper Siang1
Tawang1
PakkeKessang1
West Kameng0
Upper Subansiri0
Tirap0
Siang0
Shi Yomi0
Anjaw0
Lower Subansiri0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Longding0
Leparada0
KurungKumey0
KraDaadi0
Kamle0
East Kameng0
Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0

16,836

0 3

16,780 3

56

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills22
West Garo Hills5
South West Garo Hills4
North Garo Hills1
West Jaintia Hills1
West Khasi Hills1
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Khasi Hills0

13,962 1

17 0

13,797 1

148

DistrictCases
Dimapur20
Mon8
Kohima7
Kiphire3
Tuensang3
Peren2
Phek1
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

12,200 1

7 3

12,102 4

91

DistrictCases
Kargil77
LehLadakh43

9,818

53 1

9,635 1

130

DistrictCases
East District3
South District3
North District0
West District0

6,145 8

46 2

5,964 6

135

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

5,020 2

6 2

4,952

62

DistrictCases
Kolasib11
Aizawl10
Mamit8
Lawngtlai2
Lunglei2
Saitual1
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Saiha0
Serchhip0

4,423

20 5

4,393 5

10

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

3,406

4 0

3,400

2

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

382 23

120 22

261 1

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