Lockdown: Pune Police distribute over 15 lakhs food, ration packets

Pune Police Social Policing Cell helps need during lockdown.
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Pune, May 20, 2020: Pune Police Commissioner Dr K Venkatesham last month set up a ‘Social Policing Cell’ to help the underprivileged, stranded people who need food and ration to survive during the lockdown. The cell also acts as a bridge between prospective donors and people. Through this cell, the police have so far distributed 15 lakh 17 thousand 788 packets of food and ration.


A special number has been provided by the Social Policing Cell. If a person is facing any problem, they are requested to call the Social Policing Cell (Mobile No. 8806806308). Since the lockdown was imposed, the police have provided regular lunch packs to homeless people, migrant workers, commercial sex workers, relatives of patients and students who have come to the city for education.


So far 15 lakh 17 thousand 788 meal packets have been distributed. The city is home to thousands of students from different parts of Maharashtra and the country. The lockdown has made it difficult for these students to get out of the house. They were also given essential items as well as food packets. Meal packets were distributed to the relatives of the patients at Sassoon Hospital as well as Kamla Nehru Hospital.


Foreigners, labourers and students stranded in the city are leaving for their native places. They are being provided water bottles, food packets, sanitizers and masks by the police. Under the guidance of Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Morale, Deputy Commissioner Bachchan Singh, ACP Vijay Chaudhary, Police Inspector Prakash Khandekar and staff of each police station are helping the needy.