Aizwal, May 29: Residents of Saipum, a border village in Mizoram, recently got together to forage for vegetables and other forests produce to aid people in Covid-hit Aizawl.

Earlier this week, three lightweight trucks full of vegetables and other provisions were dispatched to Aizawl and distributed to residents of two localities — Electric Veng and Saron Veng — that are among the worst-hit areas by Covid-19.

Residents of Saipum, with a population of about 3,000, had gathered under the aegis of the village-level Covid task force and the Young Mizo Association (YMA), an NGO.

“People gathered for the good cause for two days on Monday and Tuesday foraging vegetables and other forest products to be donated to the needy in the state capital Aizawl, which is worst affected by Covid-19,” said Lalbiaktluanga, Saipum village council president.

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Saipum YMA secretary Robert Lalramhuala has also been quoted as saying that people who could not forage during the community work donated what was left in their homes.