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BMC circulates proportion units to transsexuals and business sex labourers

by Web Desk | Published: 05 May 2021

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Mumbai: BMC on Tuesday decided to distributed essential grocery items and ration kits to 4,500 sex workers (CSWs) and members of the transgenders community with the Aids of NGOs.  BMC officials said the distribution of ration kits was part of a civil body initiative to support CSW due to the Pandemic Induced Lockdown. 

 

The project was initiated by BMC's Planning Department.  Civic officials said that with the help of various NGOs, ration kits containing various daily necessities have been distributed to over 4,500 transgender people and CSWs under BMC’s jurisdiction. 

 

Members of the city's transgender community.  As these women are facing various crises during the current lockdown, BMC's planning department has taken the initiative to distribute food kits with the help of various NGOs,”said Sangeetha Hasnale, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, and Planning Department.

 

The project was launched on Tuesday at Savitribai Phule Municipal School in NM Joshi Marg by BMC Corporator Javed Junja in the presence of a Municipal Commissioner (Eastern Suburbs) Ashwini Bhaide and Municipal Commissioner (City) Sanjeev Jaiswal. The kit we supply includes items such as rice, flour, sugar, tea, salt, red chillies, turmeric, garam masala, peas, gram, onions, potatoes, edible oil, body soap and laundry soap.  Ration and essential kits during last year's lockdown.