Originally published by Times of India on 22/03/2020

Summary

Amid the lockdown in India, a city-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has appealed the Telangana government to provide adequate food for the children in the orphanages. The women and child welfare department has asked all child care institutes (CCI) to hand over the children to their guardian or relatives.An official from the Hyd Children Aid Society for Girls stated that only children who have nowhere else to go are staying in their orphanage. The organization has already stocked up for the 25 children currently staying, but if any other CCI needs essentials, the government should come forward to help.The President of Balala Hakkula Sangham, a child rights NGO, stated that “after the decision of lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, however, we appeal the government to provide food for the children in orphanages.”