Karnataka Updates: Humanity is still alive- A residential community in Bengaluru starts a campaign called “Save The Farmers’
After a lockdown of over 2 months, the country has started giving certain permissions in certain areas of the country. The total cases in India stand at 1,12,359 confirmed cases from a total of 25 lakh tests. The global toll is almost on the verge of reaching 5 million and US is still the most affected among all the other countries.
Many of us are finding ways in which we can help the government and help the people who are the most affected in need during these times. Whether it is helping your house help or going out of your way to help the daily wage earners with ration, food, essentials or maybe just staying at home to flatten the curve. People are doing everything they can from donating to volunteering. The residents of Bengaluru are doing a little extra to show their humanity by helping that community who we need the most during this time, the FARMERS who give us the food on or plates.
About a month ago, a residential community in Bengaluru called the, Adarsh Palm Retreat Villas has helped about 15 farmers to sell their produce. The campaign ‘Save the Farmers’ just started as a drive to get fresh fruits and vegetables for households from the farmers directly without involving any middlemen. This campaign started in the middle of April by a few residents of the community and they had the full support of the in-house management.
5 members of the team got to know about the distress of some of the farmers through Whatsapp and they decided to help them by buying the produce for themselves and the neighbors. The volunteers later started increasing and they decided to sell the produce in the nearby areas with door-to-door and contact less deliveries. The farmers started unloading the fresh produces of fruits and vegetables and all the volunteers packed and delivered it to the people who have ordered. All of the communication between the farmers, the volunteers and the consumers was through whatsapp. The volunteers who were delivering the produce also did not ring the door bells, all the communication happened through whatsapp itself. The residential community in total purchases around 20 tonnes of fruits and vegetables directly from the farmers and the best part is the community collectively donated approximately 10 tonnes of the 20 tonnes to the people in need. The purchase cost went up to 4.5 Lakhs.
Let us all help the farmers of the country by buying the produce directly from them and don’t forget ‘We are all in this together’.