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A relief worker reflects on poverty

33-year-old Navin Shukla sees this lockdown as a disaster unfolding before our eyes

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Coronavirus | Lockdown

Geetanjali Krishna 

Geetanjali Krishna

Over the last few weeks, the lockdown has forced us to become more aware of the poverty around us.

This week, I reflected on this with 33-year-old Navin Shukla who has been providing food and hygiene relief kits to those who need them. A part of the exemplary disaster relief or­ganisation SEEDS, which has rolled out humanitarian response programmes ac­ross the country, Shukla sees this lockdown as a disaster unfolding before our eyes. “Initially when we conducted a pilot study in north-east Delhi, the ground reality was heart-rending,” he said. “Wherever we ...

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First Published: Fri, May 08 2020. 22:58 IST
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