They distribute food packets to people in distress who were mostly working in the unorganised sectors let with no means to sustain themselves after the lockdown deprived them of their livelihood.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who announced the lockdown last week, had also promised to open community kitchens across the state.
He also held a video-conferencing with the local self-governments who were to take the initiative and fund the project. But that has not materialised so far in most places.
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