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Starvation in ‘Goyala Basti’ on Lockdown as all their Regular Customers cancelled monthly milk-purchasing deals advising them to ‘Stay Home’ : Cows too surviving with half-stomach
TIWN March 28, 2020
Starvation in ‘Goyala Basti’ on Lockdown as all their Regular Customers cancelled monthly milk-purchasing deals advising them to ‘Stay Home’ : Cows too surviving with half-stomach
PHOTO : Goala Basti left in starvation due to Lockdown. TIWN Pic March 28, 2020

AGARTALA, March 28 (TIWN): Densely populated slum area in Agartala which is mainly resided by Bihari by profession serving milk to the Agartala city, now reels under massive starvation and the situation is turning more struggling as the cattle are living half-stomach. Extreme poverty, which is leading starvation in Goyala Basti in Agartala due to lockdown as regular customers have cancelled their monthly milk-purchasing deals unprecedented. The Golayas (Chowmen) alleged, without any clue given before, all the regular customers have rejected to buy milk asking them not to enter their home from now and to stay at home. This problem erupted even after Chief Minister Biplab Deb advised people to be more sympathetic to the poor people, when milk is an essential commodity. The Goyala Basti sellers are bound to sale milk at Rs. 10 but then also no customer is available. Govt although arranged two times meals for urban homeless, daily workers and no ban on food items, but the people there are now suffering in moneyless condition along with animals' health are too being fallen.

There are at least 775 active Covid-19 cases in India at present, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday, taking the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 873.

Besides 775 active cases, the country has reported 19 casualties so far while 78 persons have recovered.

The virus has so far spread to 27 states and UTs. A total of 103 districts have been affected by the highly contagious coronavirus.

On Friday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that it has given orders to Public Sector Undertakings to provide ventilators in order to handle the surge in novel coronavirus cases in the country.

Joint Health Secretary of the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said, "The government is taking pre-emptive and proactive approach to tackle the situation. In order to upgrade the number of ventilators in the country," adding "We have given an order to PSU to provide 10,000 ventilators. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), which is one of the Defence Ministry''s PSs, has also been requested to purchase 30,000 additional ventilators in 1-2 months."

Agarwal said at least 1.4 lakh companies have allowed their employees to work from home as per government''s request. "Around 1.4 lakh companies allowed employees work from home after our appeal of social distancing and lockdown."

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