Valsad man spends Rs 1 cr to buy ration kits for the poor


Written by Kamaal Saiyed | Surat |

Published: May 1, 2020 6:27:46 am





Narsulla Khan has equipped over 21,000 ration kits. (Express Photo)
A 40-year-old businessman from Valsad district has spent Rs 1.10 crore in additional than a month to distribute ration kits to poor households in 35 villages in the district. Narsulla Khan who runs an electrical panel manufacturing unit in Vapi GIDC has until date equipped over 21,000 ration kits.

Khan, a resident of Dungri falia in Vapi, started distributing the kits on March 27. He created a crew of 70 individuals which included sarpanch of the 35 villages. Khan procured grocery objects from wholesale merchants in Valsad, Vapi, Navsari and Surat and the crew helped put collectively the kits.

Every day at 9.00 am, three vehicles loaded with ration kits leaves Khan’s godown to distribute ration kits to the villagers. These autos have important go supplied by the native administration.

The package includes 10 kg rice, 5 kg wheat flour, 2 kg Tuver daal, three kg potato, three kg onion, 1 kg oil and 1 kg salt.

“The sarpanches and the team have the list of people who need help. So far we have covered or 35 villages and delivered 21,000 kits. I know what it feels like to sleep empty stomach. My father worked very hard to provide for us. By God’s grace, we have enough now. SO, I thought why not help the poor people during lockdown,” Khan mentioned.

“We will continue supplying kits till the lockdown is lifted. The district administrations and even the police of Vapi have our numbers and they call us whenever anybody needs help,” he added.

Vapi taluka Mota Ponda village sarpanch Dhriubhai Ahir mentioned, “The group helps whenever the delivery truck gets stuck anywhere or stopped by the police. Khan does not go out to deliver kits, it is distributed by his volunteers and sarpanches.”

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