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POST TIME: 6 April, 2020 08:54:58 AM
Amitabh to provide monthly ration to 1 lakh daily wage workers
Indian Express, Noida

Amitabh to provide monthly ration to 1 lakh daily wage workers

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has undertaken an initiative to provide monthly ration to 1 lakh daily wage workers, whose livelihood has been severely hit by the nationwide lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak.

Bachchan is the latest Bollywood celebrity to lend support to daily wage workers. The initiative is supported by Sony Pictures Networks India and Kalyan Jewellers.

“Given the unprecedented nature of the situation we are in, an initiative undertaken by Mr Bachchan, WE ARE ONE has been supported by Sony Pictures Networks India and Kalyan Jewellers, through which the monthly ration of 1,00,000 households across the country will be funded,” a statement released by Sony Pictures Networks on Sunday read.

“Through a commercial tie-up with a leading chain of hypermarkets and grocery stores in India, digitally barcoded coupons have been distributed to a verified list of workers from the All India Film Employees Confederation. Furthermore, monetary help has also been extended to those in need,” it added.

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