The Delhi government on Sunday launched the Mukhyamantri Poshahar Yojana, a shelter-home feeding initiative in collaboration with the Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Samithi president TK Visweswara Reddy said first vaccine doses were administered to the poor in accordance with the Covid protocols.
Usually many people come forward to distribute the food in orphanages during the festival.
The court also raised questions on the petitioner, saying that granting all the prayers sought in the petition would be like an "invitation to people not to work".
In a novel gesture, the corporation in association with city-based ‘Mirror’ NGO on Wednesday conducted a vaccination camp for homeless and destitutes at the Ernakulam Town Hall.
As the national capital prepares to unlock gradually, they are uncertain about what lies ahead for the city's homeless population.
The petitioner said that the State has to identify the destitute and administer them the vaccine doses without demanding any identity cards from them.
With many homeless people struggling for food due to the lockdown, a team of government officers in Chengalpattu district have joined hands to provide them food.
My dinner that night got delayed by an hour, but there were chances that they would have gone to bed empty stomach had I not given them food,” he says.
The court issued a notice to the Centre, National Human Rights Commission, Delhi government, police and various other bodies seeking their stand on the petition.
Kochi has set an example in the past by launching a crowdfunding campaign to help its Covid-hit population.
The organisation recommends improving access to entitlements by enhancing coordination between government departments and through convergence of schemes and laws.
Many left to go hungry due to no-show by NGOs and early closure of Annapurna canteens
According to estimates by civil society organisations, there are over 2 lakh children in street situations in 10 cities across the country.
Failure to shelter urban homeless is rights violation, says HC