COVID 19 Essential Services Directory

This is the fifth layer in a Directory of Essential Services made by TISS as part of its response to combating the Covid-19 virus. It shows locations of all neighborhood level institutions that have been earmarked as quarantine facilities by MCGM. Here, close contacts of positive patients and positive asymptomatic patients will be kept for the quarantine period (2 weeks time, provided no new cases are registered). This list was last updated on April 24.

Map Production: Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, TISS, along with the M Ward Project and other civil society partners

Source: The data has been sourced from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) with civil society support

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Covid19 Essential Services Directory

This is the fourth layer in a Directory of Essential Services made by TISS as part of its response to combating the Covid-19 virus. It shows locations of all ration shops in Mumbai where food grains are being distributed to those with yellow and orange ration cards during the Covid-19 crisis. In addition to subsidized rice, wheat and dal, card holders are eligible for 5 kg of rice free for months of April, May and June.

Map Production: Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, TISS, along with the M Ward Project and other civil society partners

Source: The data has been sourced from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) with civil society support

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In conversation with Professor Amita Bhide

The Sabha interviewed Professor Amita Bhide, Dean, School of Habitat Studies, to gather insight on the distress experienced by migrant populations during these uncertain times, the hardships endured by communities living in M-East Ward, Govandi, and to know about the relief measures afoot in the area.

“…I think what has been exposed most is the neglect of entire informal settlements. Neglect of the entire Public Health system over a period of many many years so much so that today you have hardly any Primary Health care system. And if you don’t have a Primary Health care system, if you don’t have a good child care system, all of those things which have worked well in the case of Kerala. They could mobilize a very large force of volunteers on the ground. Today if this is happening in Mumbai, all of it cannot make up for all these defaults in the span of one month or 15 days and these are the fault lines which are visible now. We have completely neglected some of these departments, completely. There is no presence at all.”

You can read the entire interview here.

 

Community engagement during Covid 19

Here is our fourth community story, titled ‘Toy Story’. The lockdown and the quarantine can be a difficult time, especially for children, who miss the experience of going to school, meeting their friends, or playing outdoors. This can also adversely affect children’s mental health. To help children cope with the stress induced by lockdown, Srishti Jaitley from the Transforming M-Ward project came up with an idea. Using smartphones and internet access, she has been reaching out to students, encouraging them to create toys using household waste items, such as scrap paper or plastic. The children have been making paper toys, puppets and toy houses recycling waste from their homes. While this is a far cry from the experience of going to school or meeting friends, the Centre is hoping this restores some semblance of normalcy to their lives, at least temporarily.

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DIRECTORY OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES

This is the second layer in the Directory of Essential Services made by TISS as part of its response to combating the Covid-19 virus. It shows locations of all Shiv Bhojan Canteens in Mumbai that serves a lunch thali for Rs 5 during the Covid-19 crisis. Menu consists of dal, rice, 2 chapatis and 1 sabji.

Map Production: Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, TISS, along with the M Ward Project and other civil society partners

Source: The data has been sourced from the Aadhaar enabled Public Distribution System, Government of Maharashtra, with civil society support

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID19

In our continuing efforts to engage with distressed communities, we have another story that might offer some hope in these uncertain times.

Around 180 homeless individuals who live in Subash Nagar in Jogeshwari East and rely on the area’s community tap for water were restricted from accessing it by the area’s residents, for fears of Covid19 infection. Access to other neighbourhoods was also restricted owing to the lockdown and the mandate of social distancing. A local activist working with the M-Ward Project, Mr. Nitin Kubal, noticed this and pursued the MCGM to lay water pipes in the area. After much persuasion, the pipes were finally laid, much to the relief of these communities who are already battling poverty, homelessness, and other forms of urban exclusions.

CUPG and TISS are humbled to be able to publish stories of hope and resilience, directly from the ground, during these troubled times.

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COVID 19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES DIRECTORY

TISS has compiled a Directory of Essential Services as part of its response to combating the Covid-19 virus. It shows locations of all Shelter Homes (Nivara Gruh/Community Kitchens) in Mumbai that the MCGM has identified for use during the Covid-19 crisis. This is the first layer of the directory.

Community Halls are marked Green
Residential Premises are marked Yellow
Schools and Institutes are marked Blue
Transit Camps are marked Red

Map Production: Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, TISS, along with the M Ward Project and other civil society partners

Source: The data has been sourced from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) with civil society support

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