Businessman ensures migrant labourers are well-fed

To ensure that migrant labourers and daily wage workers living in Nallagandla and Gopanapalli area have required rations to survive during the lockdown, K Harish Reddy, a small-scale businessman from the city, has been distributing essentials to the needful. A resident of Vidyanagar Colony in Chandanagar, Reddy started distributing rice, vegetables, and other essentials from April 3. “There are hundreds of daily wage labourers living with their families in the Cyberabad area. Lately, it has become very difficult for them to procure essentials. To do my bit, I have decided to provide them with rice and vegetables,” he said. Reddy, who owns a CCTV sales and services business, said that till now,he has distributed essentials for around 330 people. “I am distributing a couple of kgs of rice, vegetables, and fruits to a family. If there are kids in a family, they are also provided w ith biscuit packets,” said Reddy. In the coming days, Reddy said that he would be concentrating on other areas in the Cyberabad area. “Until now, I could distribute essentials to labourers living in Nallagandla and Gopanapalli areas. From tomorrow, I want to provide groceries to those living in MIG Colony, Madinaguda, among other areas,” he said. Apart from distributing essentials, Reddy said that he has also been providing monetary support to others who are doing similar kinds of work in other parts of the city. “There are many who are trying to help labourers in the city. Sometimes, they have limited resources. As and when I get to know about such cases, I am transferring money to their accounts so that we can help as many people as possible with a combined effort,” Reddy said. “Likewise, when someone volunteers to join me in helping the needful, I am a ccepting their offer,” he added.