Bengaluru’s migrant workers fight hunger in lockdown with little govt assistance

Originally appeared in The News Minute.


If hunger is increasingly a worry for migrant workers, the fear of the coronavirus spreading in their settlements is also a reality now.

Long before the pandemic swept into his settlement, Amit Mondal knew the fear of hunger. It was ever-present in the 45-year-old’s life since he left his hometown Chapra in West Bengal to live in the Bengal Basti, a migrant settlement in Hebbal in Bengaluru. For years, he earned around Rs 8000 every month hauling waste in a wheel-barrow and on most days, he earned enough to bring home rice, lentils and vegetables to cook the evening meal for his family. 

But when the second wave of COVID-19 arrived, Amit’s earnings dwindled to less than Rs 2000. “The police stop us when we go out,” he says.  

Today, he treasures the ration kit of rice, dal, oil, and potatoes, given to him by a volunteer organisation during the lockdown. “This is all I have now and I cook some of it every day trying to use up as little of it as I can,” Amit says pointing to the ration kit lying next to his bed on the floor of his tin-and-tarpaulin roofed home. 

Amit and more than 1,000 migrant workers, mostly Bengali speakers, live in the migrant settlement in Hebbal. Many residents in the settlement say they have never bought groceries in bulk or stocked up on essentials at home and during the lockdown, hunger is an everyday reality. “I just have two meals a day now and I know many of the people here are doing the same,” he says.  

Amit does not doubt the disruption caused by the coronavirus but he believes that people in his neighbourhood are more likely to suffer due to hunger, because government aid has been slow to trickle in to migrant settlements in Bengaluru.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is providing cooked meals for the poor through Indira Canteens. On Thursday, the civic body’s records showed 2.45 lakh meal parcels were distributed in the city helping 84,000 people. Officials say that the total number of meal parcels distributed is close to 3 lakh since their software does not record data from all Indira Canteens in the city yet. Most people receive three meal parcels - breakfast, lunch and dinner.

But Amit says that the nearest Indira Canteen is a 15-minute walk for him and he is worried about the limits placed on movement in the city. “I would prefer it if I was given ration so I could cook at home,” he says.

Migrant workers like him do not qualify for many of the benefits given through the Public Distribution System (PDS). The Union government has also announced that 5 kg of rice will be given under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) to PDS card holders but migrant workers are not yet eligible for this.

Though the Union government announced the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme during the pandemic last year, migrant workers from West Bengal are unable to avail ration through their existing cards since the state has not yet integrated itself in the scheme. 

“The app (Mera Ration) lets you fill in the ration card number and other details and it tells you the nearest ration shop and the entitlement. But when we checked this for migrant workers from West Bengal, we found that the entitlement was not showing up because West Bengal cards have not been integrated,” says Avani Chokshi, a lawyer and CPI(ML) member. 

It is difficult to quantify the hunger of migrant workers but the numbers paint a grim picture. A local PDS card holder receives 2 kg of rice along with 3 kg of ragi given every month in southern Karnataka but this is not available for the migrant workers in Hebbal. 

The Karnataka Labour Department in 2017 listed the cost of food in its calculation of minimum wages as Rs 3058 per month. But many migrant workers are not earning this amount in lockdown. The workers are also not eligible for the Rs 2000 income support announced by the Karnataka government for those in the unorganised sector since they are not locals. The Hunger Helpline (155-214) started a year ago is also not delivering food or ration to migrant workers this year.

Twenty-kilometres away from Hebbal in another migrant settlement in Thubarahalli near Marathahalli in Bengaluru, Sukhchand Sekh faces the same problem as Amit — little income and dwindling ration supplies during the lockdown. 

Sukhchand,27, works as a cleaner with Urban Company, a popular home services aggregator, but since the lockdown was enforced, he has seen his earnings plummet. “There is nothing we can do. We received ration kits once last month from an organisation and we are living on it so far,” says Sukhchand. 

While men in the settlement work as waste-pickers and more recently as gig workers for app-based services, women work as cooks and cleaners in apartments surrounding the settlement. Even they have been asked to stop turning up for work.

Sabina, a 42-year-old resident of the settlement in Thubarahalli, says she has not been called in for work this month. “I have taken ration and other items from the local shop on credit and I hope to pay it back when I go back to work,” Sabina says. Rusniara from the settlement in Hebbal says she earned around Rs 7000 a month by working in four houses near the settlement. “But now I am not paid the full amount and I don’t know when I will be called back for work,” she says. 

Lack of access to healthcare

If hunger is an increasing worry for migrant workers, the fear of the coronavirus spreading in their camps is a reality now. So far, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the migrant settlement in Hebbal is around 20. But it was the death of Ashim Biswas, a 48-year-old resident of the settlement, due to COVID-19 on April 30 that left the residents worried about the disease.

Ashim developed a fever five days before his death and his oxygen saturation level dropped to as low as 48, says Rosey, an activist with the Migrant Workers Solidarity Network, who tried to help the migrant worker. “We were able to arrange an oxygen cylinder for him but we were unable to find an ICU bed despite trying to call many hospitals,” says Rosey. 

Access to healthcare is often unaffordable for the workers without help, usually from charitable organisations.

Life in the settlement makes physical distancing nearly impossible with extended families jammed into cramped rooms with many lacking running water and indoor sanitation. The settlements are so densely packed that one can hear neighbours talk through the tarpaulin sheets and some residents depend on common areas for water and sanitation. 

The lack of information directed at migrant settlements, about COVID-19, the lockdown and the vaccination, has also allowed rumors to flourish. “I look at Facebook for all the news. There are no government officials coming here and explaining about the lockdown or the vaccination to us,” says Jiyarul Mondal, another resident of the settlement in Hebbal. This has led to hesitancy among the residents to take the COVID-19 vaccination, Rosey says. 

In Thubarahalli, however, many residents work with service aggregators like Urban Company and they were given the vaccine recently through the company, Sukhchand says, holding up his phone to show his vaccination certificate. “We are now telling others here to get the vaccination but we don’t know how it can be done,” says Sukhchand.

The lockdown is set to go on at least till June 7 and migrant workers are counting down the days until they can work again and ensure their family does not go hungry. 

Amit says that the first thing he will do is pay his rent for this month. “I am yet to pay the rent of Rs 800 and if the lockdown continues, I don’t know how I will be able to do that. I don’t want the lockdown to continue again,” says Amit. For migrant workers like him, there is little choice since their livelihood remains on the streets.

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Experienced technicians are better equipped to diagnose and resolve complex heating, ventilation, and air conditioning issues. - Referrals: Ask for references from past clients or check online reviews to gauge the contractor's reputation and customer satisfaction. - Cost: While cost is an important factor, it shouldn't be the sole determinant. Look for contractors who offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality. - Guarantee: Inquire about warranty coverage for parts and labor. A reputable contractor should stand behind their work and offer guarantees for peace of mind. ## Key Points - HVAC systems are crucial for managing indoor comfort and air quality. - Common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services include repairing your furnace, installing a new furnace, air conditioner repair, installing a new air conditioner, AC replacement, repairing your heater, heater replacement, cleaning your air ducts, and dryer vent cleaning. - Choosing the right heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor is essential for ensuring quality workmanship and reliable service. With this handbook, you're equipped with the knowledge and tools to keep your HVAC system running smoothly year-round. Whether you're in need of routine maintenance or major repairs, trust a qualified HVAC contractor to keep your residence comfortable and energy-efficient.

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Sure, here's the article with spintax syntax applied to each word: ``` # This complete guide to HVAC services: All you need you require to know Welcome to the complete guide to HVAC services! Regardless of whether you're in need of furnace repair, furnace installation, fixing your air conditioner, installing a new air conditioner, replacing your AC unit, heater repair, replacing your heater, air duct cleaning, or cleaning your dryer vent, this comprehensive article has got you covered. Starting from grasping the basics of HVAC systems to finding the right contractor for your requirements, we'll walk you through everything you require to know to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient year-round. ## Understanding HVAC Systems HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling. These systems are in charge for keeping indoor air quality, regulating temperature, and providing comfort within residential and commercial buildings. A well-maintained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is crucial for ensuring a clean and comfortable living area while also maximizing energy efficiency. ### Components of an heating, ventilation, and air conditioning System - Heater: The furnace is tasked for heating the air that is distributed throughout your home during the colder months. - AC: The AC cools the air during hot weather by taking out heat and humidity from the indoor air. - Heating System: Heat pumps are versatile systems that can both heat and cool your home by exchanging heat between the indoors and outdoors. - Temperature Controller: The thermostat controls the operation of the HVAC system by regulating temperature settings. - Ductwork: Air ducts are used to distribute warm or cooled air around the home via vents and registers. - Air Filtration System: Air filters capture dust, pollen, and other airborne particles to improve indoor air quality and protect heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. ## Common HVAC Services ### Heater Repair and Installation If your furnace is not working or nearing the end of its lifespan, it may be time for furnace repair or installing work. Common signs of a faulty heater include unusual noises, uneven heating, or increased energy bills. A professional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technician can diagnose the issue and recommend the best course of action to restore warmth and efficiency to your residence. ### Air Conditioner Repair and Installation When your AC is struggling to keep your residence cool, it's essential to address the issue quickly with air conditioner repair or installation service. Whether your air conditioner is blowing warm air, leaking refrigerant, or experiencing electrical issues, a qualified technician can diagnose the problem and restore comfort to your living space. ### AC Replacement If your air conditioner is outdated or beyond repair, AC replacement may be the most cost-effective solution. A new, energy-efficient AC unit can not only improve indoor comfort but also reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills in the long run. ### Heater Repair and Replacement A faulty furnace can leave you shivering in the cold. Whether you have a heater, heat pump, or boiler, heater repair or replacement is crucial for maintaining a warm and cozy home during the winter months. Trust a professional HVAC contractor to diagnose the issue and recommend the best heating solution for your needs. ### Air Duct Cleaning Over time, dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate inside your house's ductwork, reducing indoor air quality and hindering heating, ventilation, and air conditioning performance. Air duct cleaning removes built-up contaminants and improves airflow, ensuring that your HVAC system operates efficiently and effectively. ### Dryer Vent Cleaning Clogged laundry vents pose a serious fire hazard and can also impede dryer performance. Cleaning your dryer vent removes lint and debris from the venting system, reducing the risk of fires and improving dryer efficiency. ## Choosing the Right heating, ventilation, and air conditioning Contractor When it comes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, choosing the right contractor is important for ensuring quality workmanship and reliable service. Here are some tips for selecting the best HVAC contractor for your needs: - Credentials: Look for contractors who are licensed, bonded, and insured. This ensures that they have the necessary training and qualifications to perform heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services safely and effectively. - Expertise: Choose a contractor with extensive experience in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry. Experienced technicians are better equipped to diagnose and resolve complex heating, ventilation, and air conditioning issues. - References: Ask for references from past clients or check online reviews to gauge the contractor's reputation and customer satisfaction. - Pricing: While cost is an important factor, it shouldn't be the sole determinant. Look for contractors who offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality. - Guarantee: Inquire about warranty coverage for parts and labor. A reputable contractor should stand behind their work and offer guarantees for peace of mind. ## Key Points - Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are vital for maintaining indoor comfort and air quality. - Common HVAC services include repairing your furnace, installing a new furnace, air conditioner repair, air conditioner installation, replacing your AC unit, repairing your heater, replacing your heater, cleaning your air ducts, and cleaning your dryer vent. - Choosing the right heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor is important for ensuring quality workmanship and reliable service. With this manual, you're equipped with the knowledge and tools to keep your HVAC system running smoothly year-round. Whether you're in need of routine maintenance or major repairs, trust a qualified HVAC contractor to keep your house comfortable and energy-efficient.

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Sure, here's the article with spintax syntax applied to each word: ``` # A comprehensive guide to HVAC services: All you need you require to know Welcome to our comprehensive handbook to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services! Whether or not you're in requirement of furnace repair, installing a new furnace, fixing your air conditioner, air conditioner installation, AC replacement, heater repair, replacing your heater, air duct cleaning, or dryer vent cleaning, this detailed article has got you taken care of. From comprehending the basics of HVAC systems to finding the right service provider for your requirements, we'll walk you through everything you require to know to keep your home pleasant and energy-efficient all year long. ## Understanding heating, ventilation, and air conditioning Systems HVAC stands for Warming, Ventilation, and Cooling. These systems are tasked for managing indoor air quality, regulating temperature, and offering comfort within residential and commercial buildings. A well-maintained HVAC system is essential for ensuring a clean and comfortable living environment while also maximizing energy efficiency. ### Components of an heating, ventilation, and air conditioning System - Furnace: The furnace is responsible for heating the air that is dispersed throughout your house throughout the colder months. - Air Conditioner: The AC cools the air in hot weather by taking out heat and humidity from the indoor air. - Heating System: Heat pumps are flexible systems that can both heat and cool your residence by exchanging heat between the indoors and outdoors. - Temperature Controller: The thermostat controls the operation of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system by controlling temperature settings. - Ductwork: Ductwork are used to distribute heated or cooled air around the home via vents and registers. - Air Filtration System: Air filters remove dust, pollen, and other airborne particles to improve indoor air quality and safeguard HVAC equipment. ## Common HVAC Services ### Heater Repair and Installation If your furnace is acting up or nearing the end of its lifespan, it may be time for furnace repair or installation service. Common signs of a faulty furnace include strange noises, uneven heating, or increased energy bills. A professional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technician can diagnose the issue and recommend the best course of action to restore warmth and efficiency to your home. ### AC Repair and Installation When your AC is struggling to keep your residence cool, it's essential to address the issue quickly with fixing your air conditioner or installing service. Whether your AC is blowing warm air, leaking refrigerant, or experiencing electrical issues, a qualified technician can diagnose the problem and restore comfort to your living space. ### AC Replacement If your AC is outdated or beyond repair, air conditioner replacement may be the most cost-effective solution. A new, energy-efficient air conditioner unit can not only enhance indoor comfort but also reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills in the long run. ### Furnace Repair and Replacement A broken heater can leave you shivering in the cold. Whether you have a heater, heat pump, or boiler, heater repair or replacing is essential for maintaining a warm and cozy house during the winter months. Trust a professional HVAC contractor to diagnose the issue and recommend the best heating solution for your needs. ### Ductwork Cleaning Over time, dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate inside your residence's ductwork, reducing indoor air quality and obstructing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning performance. Air duct cleaning removes built-up contaminants and improves airflow, ensuring that your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system operates efficiently and effectively. ### Dryer Vent Cleaning Clogged laundry vents pose a serious fire hazard and can also impede dryer performance. Cleaning your dryer vent removes lint and debris from the venting system, reducing the risk of fires and improving dryer efficiency. ## Choosing the Right heating, ventilation, and air conditioning Contractor When it comes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, choosing the right contractor is crucial for ensuring quality workmanship and reliable service. Here are some tips for selecting the best heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor for your needs: - Qualifications: Look for contractors who are licensed, bonded, and insured. This ensures that they have the necessary training and qualifications to perform HVAC services safely and effectively. - Expertise: Choose a contractor with extensive experience in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry. Experienced technicians are better equipped to diagnose and resolve complex heating, ventilation, and air conditioning issues. - References: Ask for references from past clients or check online reviews to gauge the contractor's reputation and customer satisfaction. - Pricing: While cost is an important factor, it shouldn't be the sole determinant. Look for contractors who offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality. - Guarantee: Inquire about warranty coverage for parts and labor. A reputable contractor should stand behind their work and offer guarantees for peace of mind. ## Key Points - Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are crucial for managing indoor comfort and air quality. - Common HVAC services include repairing your furnace, installing a new furnace, fixing your air conditioner, air conditioner installation, replacing your AC unit, heater repair, heater replacement, air duct cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning. - Choosing the right HVAC contractor is crucial for ensuring quality workmanship and reliable service. With this manual, you're equipped with the knowledge and tools to keep your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system running smoothly year-round. Whether you're in need of routine maintenance or major repairs, trust a qualified heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractor to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient.

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