The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has launched a charitable fund to support daily wage workers and economically weaker section of the society during the lock-down period. Including BHM, contractual employees, construction workers and informal service provides such as families of washer-men, garbage collectors etc, the institute will support 1,608 people. With monthly salaries ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 20,000 the institute has an to collect Rs 3,42,36,000.
Within less than a week of putting the contribution link online the institute has collected Rs 9.20 lakh. Each contribution, regardless of the amount is visible at the website to assure transparency.This is in addition to students Rs 1.2 lakh collected by students from IIT delhi to cover expenses of ricksaw-pullers in and around campus till March 15.