Even though the second wave of coronavirus seems to be subsiding, several are still struggling to make ends meet.
Banjara market in Sector 56, Gurugram is witnessing an acute scarcity of customers due to Covid.
This is creating a problem for the families of Banjaras, who are struggling to make ends meet. Almost 1,000 families are craving two-time meals.
“Our business is not running and there are no sales. Our kids are dying from starvation,” said one of the sellers.
These sellers came from Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, over 15 years ago, in search of livelihood.
Last year, the pandemic affected these blacksmiths, but their business hadn’t come to a standstill. In the second wave, their problems have increased manifolds, and they complain of not getting any kind of assistance from the government.
“Earlier, we used to receive ration but now nobody comes. We are very upset. So far no one has helped us or even asked,” said Anita, a worker at Banjara Market.