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How beggars’ children are running households during lockdown


Pratima Majhi (red dress) and her daughter Priyanka. School going Priyanka's food ration is staving of family's starvation for now. | Photo Credit: Suvojit Bagchi

Five-year-old Priyanka is the last hope for a family of three, residing in one of umpteen shanties on Strand Road in the city’s central area. The family – Priyanka, her two-year-old sister and mother Pratima Majhi – will run out of their stock of grains, lentils and potato soon. The next meal is uncertain as access to food is difficult owing to lack of money, which has stopped flowing into the family of mother and ...


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