Delhi Plans Rs.15 Meal for the Poor


New Delhi, Jun 30: Delhi's poor will now be able to get a nutritious and delicious meal for just Rs.15.

This will be made available as part of the 'Jan-Ahar Yojna' launched by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday at a Jan Ahar Centre in central Delhi's Asaf Ali Road.

Speaking at the function, Dikshit made it clear that the scheme aims at providing nutritious food to the poor and those working in factories, shops and other establishment who find it difficult to cook their own food twice a day.

This will be an alternative to food consumed by people from roadside eateries which prepare eatables in unhygienic conditions, Dikshit added.

A government official said the scheme will be implemented in association with select women organisations and six NGOs.

The food will be available at seven centres in the city: Asaf Ali Road, Lal Park Dev Nagar, Chabi Ganj Kashmere Gate, Azadpur fruit market, Azadpur vegetable market, S.P. Mukerjee Marg and Priyadarshini Colony at Yamuna Bazar.

The official said that the centres will function as per standards specified by the city government, which will ensure nutritional value of the food.

A weekly menu has been prepared by the Nutrition Council of India and an expert from Delhi's St. Stephen hospital. They have also prepared a day-wise menu of the meals, which will include puri, chapatis, dam aloo, seasonal vegetables, sambhar, rajma, rice and halwa.


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