A special campaign is being started across the district by the district administration of South West Garo Hills to identify several thousand vulnerable people of society so that they can be given with food supplies under the National Food Security Act.
According to a report by The Shillong Times, the goal is to launch a particular campaign to identify the weakest and most disadvantaged elements of society who require government assistance in order to support themselves and their families.
People to be enrolled in the NFSA under the special campaign
It was decided at a meeting attended by government officials and village nokmas or headmen on Tuesday at the Ampati multi-facility hall in the district to identify the most vulnerable sections, namely street dwellers, rag pickers, hawkers, migrant labourers, the homeless, commercial sex workers, and persons with disabilities, so that they can be enrolled in the NFSA under this special campaign
This vulnerable group would be suggested for inclusion in the NFSA, and proper verification would be carried out to guarantee that no one was left out.
The report further stated, the search teams for this special campaign have been instructed to guarantee that each beneficiary’s name is included in order to ensure that government initiatives designed for such groups are available to them without discrimination.
The Meghalaya government hopes to use the survey and enrollment to address the issues associated with large-scale migration of people from villages to cities in search of better opportunities, particularly in metros, where many become victims of various crimes and are pushed into the flesh trade, human trafficking, and racial discrimination, among other things.