HSBC India has announced that it is pledging financial assistance to the tune of INR 15 crore to support dabbawalas in Mumbai. This support will be provided in association with United Way Mumbai and aimed at providing relief to dabbawalas who have been significantly impacted due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.
This donation will be utilized for a range of interventions to address the loss of income and livelihood of Mumbai’s renowned dabbawalas. As part of the support and relief packages, each dabbawala will be provided ration and hygiene material supplies for three months. Financial protection in the form of life insurance cover will be provided through tie-ups with insurance providers.