Bengaluru, 22 June, 2020: To support the efforts of the Hamali daily wage workers working tirelessly to ensure uninterrupted food supply throughout India during the Coronavirus pandemic, Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) today announced that it is distributing dry ration kits to the workers of the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) market in Bengaluru.
The APMC markets are at the heart of ensuring essential food supplies to the different parts of the country. The smooth functioning of APMC markets is heavily dependent on daily wage labourers or Hamali workers who on a daily basis tirelessly do loading and unloading of tonnes of grains, vegetables and fruits, thus ensuring uninterrupted food supply throughout the country. Kotak is distributing dry ration kits to Hamali workers at APMC markets located at Bengaluru, Indore, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, New Delhi and Navi Mumbai.
D Kannan, Group President – Commercial Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank said, “Hamali workers are an important part of the food supply chain that delivers vegetables, fruits and agri commodities to different parts of the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal working of the APMC markets, leading to loss of livelihood for these daily wage workers. Providing dry rations kits is a small contribution from us to acknowledge their ceaseless efforts and help them and their families during this difficult period.”
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