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Rs 5 meals scheme launched in Warangal

Published Jun 3, 2017, 6:59 am IST
Updated Jun 3, 2017, 7:00 am IST
Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari
 Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari

Warangal: The Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation and Hare Krishna Foundation have joined hands to provide meals at just Rs 5 per plate in Warangal.

The scheme, ‘Annapurna’, was launched at the MGM hospital on the occasion of Telangana Formation Day on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said that the scheme would help several people coming to Warangal from surrounding districts for various reasons.

“A large number of people from villages come here to work and earn their daily bread. ‘Annapurna’ scheme would help such poor people by providing them food at such a low price. The state government has decided to initiate this scheme and sought the help of Hare Krishna Foundation and is successfully implementing this scheme in Hyderabad. In Warangal, the stalls would be placed at labour centres, markets, hospitals etc.,” he said.

Mayor N. Narender said that the GWMC would be bearing Rs 19.50 per plate and Hare Krishna Foundation would be taking care of the transport and the cooking of food. He said the food would be of very good quality. “We have started the project with an aim to serve 5,000 people per day and soon we will be working our way up to catering to 50,000 people per day. We thank the general insurance company for donating Rs 7 crore for construction of the kitchen,” he said.

District collector Amrapali Kata said the ‘Annapurna’ stalls are being set up at eight points in the tricities during the initial stages and the number would be increased gradually.

The kitchen which was built as part of the scheme at Enumamula market was also inaugurated. MLA Konda Surekha, Aroori Ramesh, MLC Konda Murali, Palla Rajeshwar and others were present

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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