Centre for Rural Development extends helping hand to rickshaw pullers in Guwahati


GUWAHATI: For the last two decades, Centre for Rural Development has been supporting the Rickshaw pullers’ community by developing livelihood, empowering them and fighting crisis together. Amid COVID-19 crisis, the centre has come forward to help the rickshaw pullers in Guwahati.

“In this Covid 19 pandemic, we are taking initiative, along with GOONJ under Rahat Covid 19 programme with initial support to 500 rickshaw pullers by providing them food and essentials. Along with that, we are registering them for Covid 19 Vaccination and once registration is complete, we will organize a vaccination camp for them,” said the centre in a statement.

The centre has started its distribution programme following COVID-19 SOP at its Beltola office.

“You may contact Mr Biswajyoti Barua at +918610532285,  +918724066108.  In the last three days, we are able to distribute the kit to about 110 Rickshaw Pullers.

Our mission is to support 2,000 rickshaw pullers, which will be done in phases to come,” read the statement.