COVID-19 India Handbook
India's crowd-sourced library of regional resources, relief efforts, support groups and data related to COVID-19
This project is modeled based on the Coronavirus Tech Handbook
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Last updated: April 16th 2020
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These are groups created by volunteers at covidindiasupport.com for local communities to assist each other during an extended lockdown/curfew due to COVID-19.
We have built a simple resource tracker for crisis management. This is meant to help match requests by individuals/organizations with volunteers/supplies and to track request status. You can request/ report availability of food, shelter, medical supplies, elderly care, transport, PPE, masks, 3d printers etc. through filling out a simple form on the tracker: https://airtable.com/shrMAGfjiSoYeQaN7
A platform for enabling micro-donations to financially affected demographics like daily wage laborers.
Regional COVID-19 India Resources
Google Maps: Query for food shelters/ night shelters, e.g. “food shelters in agra”, “night shelters in agra”
Neighbourhood Dashboard : Map based view of regional resources and volunteers by Reap Benefit
COVID SOS: Connecting distressed individuals with volunteers.
COVID Maps: Locate local stores that sell essentials
BBMP-Food for the needy: Bangalore map of centers distributing food for the needy
Bangalore City Police South Division Map: Essential stores
www.khaanachahiye.com : Mapping people who need a meal in Mumbai
Find COVID patient nearest to you in Ahmedabad
Deep regional resources detailing local hospital information, mental health resources and local volunteer availability.
Helping summarize COVID-19 related resource requests and availability
Crowdsourced list of essential service providers (such as free food, police, ambulances, hospitals, mental well being counselling, delivery services, etc.) across the country by covid19india.org. Please submit new entries here.
A listing of donation drives, shelters, helplines, government resources and on the ground volunteers to help navigate the Covid-19 pandemic by covid-relief.in
Compilation of doctors on call, government officers, helpline numbers and govt./private labs, etc.
A list of initiatives to support vulnerable groups (e.g.homeless, trash pickers,migrant workers, etc.) during the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown.
A compilation of medical/economic relief efforts and other resources in India
Ongoing Compilation of various types of data including resource availability (mainly Chennai area)
A compilation of initiatives taken by Indian startups to help with the COVID 19 crisis
Open call for organizations manufacturing or supply of medical items related to use in COVID-19.
A centralized repository of manufacturers, distributors, 3D printing organizations of various medical equipments required to battle out COVID-19. Add yourself here.
This is a government approved list of mask, sanitizer and glove manufacturers
Estimates by researchers affiliated with CDDEP and Princeton
An analysis of availability of PPE and specifications
Hub of resources developed by research institutions in India
A verified crowd-sourced guide to staying safe in Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
Fighting misinformation in Whatsapp/Facebook and other media platforms in India
Curated articles, videos, podcasts, and documentaries to make sense of the trajectory of COVID-19
Reliable sources with tracking information, infection growth rates and other data
A good list of orders by state relating to COVID-19
A list of interventions that state governments have announced in response to COVID-19
Community Organization and Volunteering Resources
**NEW** Lessons from the field **NEW**
Collecting playbooks and strategies for volunteers and affected individuals
**NEW** How to support Daily wagers and small businesses? **NEW**
Learning from discussions of the Bangalore Changemaker group
These are local Indian groups/NGO’s and informal facebook/ whatsapp/telegram or other relevant online groups.
DIY Ventilators, masks, hand sanitizer and other critical and non-critical supplies for when the resource crunch begins to occur.
List of open opportunities
Training modules (clinical care and others ) for persons including volunteers for large scale pandemic response
Learning how to self-organize and perform common COVID-19 related response tasks. Some resources here are from other COVID-19 affected countries, with references to what works and what doesn’t.
NGOs/Volunteers providing meals, rations, health kits, shelter and running errands for the vulnerable sections of society, namely, the elderly, daily wage earners, migrant workers, young mothers, health workers and so on.
An attempt to bring together experts & practitioners from relevant fields and to put together a set of guidelines that will help Civil Society Organizations, to focus their work, amplify efforts and provide support to the sections of society that need it the most by the Azim Premji Foundation.
Business and Economy
Tracker for hiring updates by Indian companies
Comprehensive official resource to help businesses and investors get real-time updates on India’s active response to COVID-19
Collection of resources on how to manage COVID-19 and its effects on your organization
Trends tracker during COVID-19
Apps/solutions from Indian hackathons
This is an unvetted collection of potentially useful data mined from Whatsapp/ Telegram/ Facebook/ Twitter, etc. You can volunteer to organize this section and submit content as well, please contact us on slack[a][b] for permissions.
Consolidated list of COVID-19 related efforts at the institute
Community collected, cleaned and organized COVID-19 India datasets
Initiative to help fast-track promising innovations for pilot deployment, scaling through industry partnership, navigating regulatory pathway and connecting with investors.
Resources for Individuals
Note: These are dynamic lists which are expected to change as the situation develops.
Official numbers assisting the COVID-19 outbreak
Official Telegram/Whatsapp groups/apps helping with COVID-19
These are official resources for state-level and national updates.
Approved Testing Centers and first response hospitals with their locations/contact number and capacity.
These are approved locations where infected patients can be quarantined.
A resource to access federal and central resources and regulations related to COVID-19. Also provides a launching point to apply for curfew passes by State.
Template to request for a rent reduction during the crisis.
Crowdsourced list of verified stores and services operating in Bangalore during the shutdown
Orders/circulars/notifications/notices as issued by the various State and Central Government in relation to COVID-1
Covid-19 Social Security in India
This site archives material on relief measures being announced and undertaken by the Union and the state governments in India in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic induced economic distress.
COVID-19 Art, Poetry, Humor, etc.
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