Ever since the lockdown was announced, the underprivileged people, including migrant workers living in big cities, have been the most severely hit. While some of them are fighting to get back to their homes, others are struggling to survive in cities without jobs and homes.
Amidst this, a few migrant workers were seen searching for good bananas among rotten ones discarded on the banks of river Yamuna in Delhi.
As per a report by NDTV, the bananas were thrown near Nigambodh Ghat, one of the main cremations grounds in Delhi.
In a video by NDTV, you can hear the migrant workers say, “pet to bharna padega”.
Watch | “Have to fill our stomach”: Migrant workers scour through piles of rotten bananas in Delhi’s Nigambodh Ghat amid #CoronavirusLockdown. Report by NDTV’s @Saurabh_Unmute pic.twitter.com/426D5OhIQq— NDTV (@ndtv) April 15, 2020
Call it desperation or whatever, with no place to go and no food to eat, they are forced to do this.
Several workers can be found living in open in this area around the Yamuna River after one of the shelters built by the government burnt last week.
After their plight was highlighted by media, Delhi government has directed to shift the people living in open at the Yamuna Ghat to government shelter homes and schools.
यमुना घाट पर मज़दूर इकट्ठा हुए। उनके लिए रहने और खाने की व्यवस्था कर दी है। उन्हें तुरंत शिफ़्ट करने के आदेश दे दिए हैं।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 15, 2020
रहने और खाने की कोई कमी नहीं है। किसी को कोई भूखा या बेघर मिले तो हमें ज़रूर बतायें।
We hope these migrant workers at least get proper food and shelter at a time when they have lost everything.