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July 1, 2020

An initiative that involves women from the residential community of Surat, India, cooking five extra rotis each has become a massive lifeline for migrant workers who are suffering amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. The initiative was started by NGO, Surat Manav Seva Sangh ‘Chhanyado’. Women from across the city cook extra rotis or flat bread that are collected and taken to the NGO’s community kitchen in the city. The kitchen is staffed by 16 women who exclusively make vegetable curry and chili pickle, packing the rotis collected from the households along with it. The food packets are then distributed to about 35,000 people in need in different parts of the city.

Women work together making roti, an unleavened flatbread made with wheat flour and eaten as a staple food, at their home in the village of Chapor, in the district of Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Families like theirs eat better thanks to improved varieties and farmer training from CIMMYT and its partners in Bangladesh.
Photo credit: S. Mojumder/Drik/CIMMYT.
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Picture by S. Mojumder/Drik/CIMMYT.

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