Sukumaran and his wife Soja, one of the dealers, said that the idea of what to do to bridge social distance during the Kovid period led to six such shops. The idea is to keep in touch and avoid contact with each other when the grain is put directly into the customer’s bag. Most of the ration shops nearby are trying the same idea, but the problem is not getting the desired amount of pipe.
In the context of Thiruvananthapuram വി Kovid 19, the image of grains in the ration shop being put into the shop by the customers was viral in the social media. This ration shop has been hailed as an excellent example of social exclusion. The rationale for the concept was conceived by six ration shops in Anayara.