Former Director of National Police Academy, Aruna Bahuguna has launched Roti Bank in Hyderabad. Actually, this initiative was started in Mumbai by its former Police Commissioner D Sivanandhan. Roti Bank will collect funds and use the amount for cooking food and serve the needy during the crisis.
Aruna Bahuguna said that they saw several migrant workers walking to their hometowns without proper footwear. 'Last year during April we saw many migrants walking either bare-footed or with footwear in bad shape. And several donated footwear even new ones when shared this in my circle.' said the ex-police officer.
Started in August 2020, Roti Bank has now two kitchens at Gachibowli and Jubilee Hills from where food is cooked and taken to a certain locality to serve the needy there. However, they keep changing the localities to ensure people don't depend on this indefinitely.
Bahuguna said that food is prepared following all the hygienic protocols and the police will identify the localities. The preference will be given to those places where there are more construction workers, jobless and hungry families live.