BMC bags awards for distributing food kits during lockdown

BMC was awarded a nutrition award at RISE World Summit 2021 for its programme of distributing food kits to the needy during Covid-19 lockdown last year. Officials said BMC won nutrition awards for fighting the hunger pandemic. It also won the award in the open category for the best public-private partnership (PPP) model of its Milkar initiative. It’s planning department, headed by assistant municipal commissioner Dr Sangeeta Hasnale, distributed around 3.7 crore meals averaging around 7.5 lakh meals a day during lockdown, from April 2020. Officials said approximately 4.5 lakh dry ration kits were also distributed “Dry ration kits were distributed through a software system by introducing Mahadhanya app. The procedure, from selecting the needy to distribution, was online and was audited at every level so we could reach every needy person, including the homeless, jobless, disabled divyang and even commercial sex workers (CSWs), and those from the third gender,” a civic official said. The awards were organised by RISE Infinity Foundation and Idobro Impact Solutions.
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