Ten areas were identified in a 3-10km radius around the plant. A volunteer team from JCB, along with the canteen staff, are making 2,000 meals per day and distributing them. The teams are supplying meal packets containing Poori/Roti, dry Sibji and one sweet to each person.
Ten villages have been identified in areas ranging between 3-9km from the JCB factory. A total of 1,300 meals are being prepared daily by the canteen staff and distributed by JCB and Lady Bamford Charitable Trust personnel. The scheme is called “Annapurna Drive”.
The Pune factory team have launched the food scheme under the banner of The JCB Samarpan Initiative - to support migrant workers, elderly, differently abled and tribal communities in the areas around the plant. Two meals a day are being supplied from 31st March onwards during the lockdown period.