KOLKATA: A businessman in Kolkata’s port area has turned a messiah to the poor, distributing food to people in distress, including stranded migrant labourers, since last three days.
He located a ‘roti-maker’ which produces 1,000 chappatis in an hour and distributed more than 8,000 rotis with vegetable curry and pickle among 2,000 people on Thursday between 11 am and continues 9 pm.
“I saw many daily wage earners, migrant labourers stranded at the port. Their children were starving since the lockdown was announced. On the first day, I managed some rice and daal. Then I heard about a roti making machine which was lying idle in the area. I approached its owner and he allowed me to use the machine,’’ said R P Singh.