Using Google Maps to find Night Shelters and Food Shelters

May 11, 2020

Seeking safe shelter is a critical priority for many during the COVID-19 crisis. MyGov, Google India and Smart Cities teams have mapped Public Food Shelters and Public Night Shelters for 33 cities on Google Maps. Search on Google or Google Maps for “Food Shelter Near Me” or “Night Shelter Near Me” to find the closest shelter.


Marginalized Migrant Families in Cities who have lost livelihoods during COVID-19

To ensure that Migrant families do not go hungry and are taken care of, have the right information and are guided; with their panic and anxiety addressed and are protected from COVID-19, Swasti is address 3 immediate requirements to protect migrant families – Ration Kits, Hygiene kits and home quarantine kits

Individuals can search for ‘<city name> में भोजन केंद्र’ and ‘<city name> में रैन बसेरा’, or ‘Food shelters in <city name>’ and ‘Night shelters in <city name>’ to find available shelters. Shelter details are constantly being updated on Google Maps.

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