Accordingly leading food ordering and delivery startup Swiggy on Tuesday said it would engage about 2,000 women as delivery personnel by March 2019. The city based online food delivery platform said in a statement in Bengaluru "About 2,000 women will join our delivery team by March next year. Over the last few months, we have been working on training women for opportunities in this growing food delivery sector”.
Furthermore by deploying more women as delivery personnel across the country, the company said it aimed to create an inclusive workforce. Meanwhile the company engages around lakh personnel daily to deliver food across 45 Indian cities it operates in. Presently, about 60 women are tied up with Swiggy across 10 cities, including Ahmadabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune, to deliver food.
The company said "We are creating a women friendly work environment with a dedicated helpline for any concern, as well as appointing more women in managerial roles”. Presently Swiggy is identifying 'safe zones' for women delivery personnel to operate in and will allow them to complete their deliveries by 6 pm.
Male Elephant passed away while crossing electrocuted fence Accordingly a male elephant tragically passed away while trying to cross a fence in Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka on Saturday. Reportedly iron fences were erected in parts of the park to prevent elephants from crossing over into human settlements and the 42 year old elephant had crossed over and raided an agricultural field on Friday and however, the elephant got stuck on the fence on the way back to the Veerahosahalli range.
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