In order to provide assistance to those in need during the COVID-19 lockdown in Mumbai, the Indian Navy has provided ration packets consisting basic food items to the State Government. authorities for distribution amongst stranded migrant labourers on 4 and 8 April 2020.
On 3 Apr 2020, the office of the District Collector for Mumbai City had requested the Indian Navy for assistance to provide relief to the large number of migrant labourers who are stranded in the lockdown. Acting on the request, the Western Naval Command promptly arranged around 250 ration packets on 4 Apr 2020.
The packets contained adequate quantities of food items and these were handed over to the local authorities near Musaafir Khana and at the Collector Office near Asiatic Library. Distribution points were set up at Cuffe Parade and Kalba Devi. On 8 Apr 2020, an additional 500 ration packets were provided to the local authorities and also distributed amongst the stranded construction workers at Kamathipura area.