• Welcome to CFAR

Proud moment as our Helpdesk & Single Window Forum members received certificate of appreciation from the Women and Child Development Department at the Khishori Mela. CFAR was recognized as the best NGO partner for empowering urban poor communities with health & nutrition services. On the occasion of the 14th National Voters' Day, the District Collector of Ajmer, in collaboration with the District Election Office Ajmer, felicitated CFAR. CFAR received recognition in the "Best NGO" category for its commendable efforts in motivating and facilitating diverse community groups to register themselves as voters of the nation.


COVID-19 Donation

CFAR’s COVID 19 Relief, Response and Recovery

Phase II –April 11-August  15, 2021

The Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR) has been involved in providing humanitarian relief support to most marginal communities during the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic and subsequent government-imposed lockdown since end March, 2021

To support urban poor communities with COVID relief and response, welfare, health and food entitlements we reached out to and raised funds from donor partners, CSR and Relief organizations. Those who supported our efforts  include Azim Premji Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Value First, iProbono and McKS Food for the Hungry Foundation.


CFAR Relief outreach is spread across 12 states and 27 cities.

These include – Delhi, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh

Cities are Ajmer, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Delhi, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Guntur, Jaipur, Kolkata, Madurai, Salem, Pune, Faridabad, Kanpur, Ghazipur, Hathras, Bijnor, Farrukhabad, Purnea, Patna, Araria, Saharsa, Sangauli, Assam


The beneficiaries of the relief include socially, occupationally and spatially vulnerable groups of women, men, transgender and children living in low-income habitats and informal settlements  and shelter homes and orphanages supporting migrants, children of key population groups and homeless persons

Specifically we focussed on the following marginal communities across cities :


Community Cities
Children (homeless, street children, shelters, orphanages and in the community Delhi
Pregnant, lactating women,widows, elderly, chronically ill, infirm persons and single women Ajmer, Delhi, Bhubaneswar
Transgender (trans-men, trans-women) Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur, Madurai
Persons with disabilities Ajmer, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata
Leprosy affected, visually impaired persons Delhi, Bhubaneswar
Home based sex workers Ajmer, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guntur, Madurai, Salem
Construction workers Bengaluru, Delhi, Gautam Buddha Nagar
Domestic workers Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Pune
Garment workers Delhi, Bengaluru
Sanitary workers (rag pickers, waste collectors, manual scavengers, ) Delhi, Kolkata, Ghaziabad, Cuttack, Kolkata, Kanpur, Ghazipur, Hathras, Bijnor, Farrukhabad, Purnea, Patna, Araria, Saharsa, Sangauli, Assam
Artisans, trapeze artists, kathputli, dancers Delhi, Ajmer
Street vendors, vegetable vendors, balloon sellers, rehdi patri workers Ajmer, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Delhi, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Kolkata
De-notified tribes-Sansi, Nahars, Marathas, Waghari, Lohar, Bidi rollers Ajmer, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata
Labour-coolie, station workers, head-loader, daily wage workers Delhi, Pune


Type of Relief

Dry ration and grocery kits, hygiene and dignity kits, supplementary nutrition for 0–6-year-old children, cooked food, financial assistance.

We also procured and provided assistive aids, tarpaulin sheets, weighing scale and musical instruments to address needs of shelter, mobility and livelihood for persons living with disabilities.

Additionally, we facilitated marginal and occupationally vulnerable groups for COVID vaccination across all cities to ensure safety and protection from the pandemic

Process of Relief Distribution

  • Identification and Line Listing:

The identification and line listing of HHs especially those with no ration cards, homeless and the thousands who have lost their livelihoods with basic relief, is done by Help desk members, community representatives volunteers and field team members of CFAR and its partner organisations. All information related to beneficiaries is collated in a google sheet with details of settlement, HH, kits, contact persons, location and volunteers for distribution.

  • Procurement

Vendors have been empaneled who have committed to procure, pack and deliver the kits to a central location in the community. Help desk member and volunteers identify a designated distribution centre/ spot within the settlement, the location of which is shared using a google map with the vendor.

  • Distribution

Doorstep delivery will be facilitated by Help desk and volunteers living in the settlements. During relief distribution Help desk members and volunteers are provided protective gear (soap, mask, gloves and face-shield) for self-protection as they shoulder the responsibility of facilitating door step distribution and documentation

  • Kit Content

The kit contents include daily food items which have been planned based on the requirements from the ground and specific food habits in different regions. Each HH of 4-5 persons is provided with one ration kit. In some cases HHs are provided with supplementary nutrition kits for children, based on request

  • Quality Control and Reporting

CFAR team ensures the verification of lists, monitoring quality of the grains and other food and hygiene items and ensures completion of documentation



TABLE 1: VACCINATION DATA -June 1-Aug 15, 2021 –All Cities
 Total Vaccinated: in 8 cities- 84485 persons (Above 45 – 39427 ; Above 18 -45058) 
City Above 45 years Above 18 years Total
Ajmer 4309 6407 10716
Bengaluru 9787 7788 17575
Bhubaneswar 8522 7825 16347
Delhi 6673 12979 19652
Jaipur 84 716 800
Kishangarh 668 2053 2721
Kolkata 8108 6602 14710
Pune 1276 688 1964
TOTAL 39427 45058 84485



TABLE 2: CFAR RELIEF:  12 States – 27 cities/districts
Dry Ration Kits Delhi, Assam, Ajmer, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Madurai, Pune, Guntur, Cuttack, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Faridabad, Salem, Coimbatore, Kanpur, Ghazipur, Hathras, Bijnor, Farrukhabad, Purnea, Patna, Araria, Saharsa, Sangauli, Assam


67,964 Kits




Supplementary Nutrition Kits (Pregnant women) Delhi 1000 Kits
Supplementary Nutrition Kits (Children)


Delhi, Kolkata, Ajmer 16610 Kits


Cooked Food Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Bengaluru


16213 persons
COVID Financial Assistance Jaipur, Ajmer, Bhubaneswar, Pune , Delhi


10866 persons

Includes 575 kgs rice, 500 kgs flour, 25 kgs sugar, 100 kgs lentil, 15 kgs cereal, 40 litres oil, 200 packet biscuits, and 270 packets of spices,  50 packets of juice, savouries and sweets and 200 packets biscuits for children’s home


Jaipur, Ajmer, Bhubaneswar, Pune , Delhi


10866 persons
Delhi, Kanpur, Ghazipur, Hathras, Bijnor, Farrukhabad, Purnea, Patna, Araria, Saharsa, Sangauli, Assam Masks 9489
Delhi, Kanpur, Ghazipur, Hathras, Bijnor, Farrukhabad, Purnea, Patna, Araria, Saharsa, Sangauli, Assam Soap 3600
Delhi Diapers 436
Delhi, Jaipur PPE 210
Delhi Disinfectant 110 litres


One oxygen concentrator
Delhi, Bhubaneswar One television, 2 desktop computers with UPS


Jaipur, Ajmer, Bhubaneswar, Delhi 163 persons

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