HYDERABAD: The state government on Tuesday ordered the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to provide free meals to people during the ongoing lockdown through the 250 Annapurna canteens located in various parts of the city.
The free meals programme will continue until further notice.
Arvind Kumar, principal secretary (municipal administration), said free food is being supplied on directions of minister K.T. Rama Rao.
Annapurna canteens have been providing food to more than 45,000 persons in different parts of the city every day. Patients’ attendees, daily wage workers, hawkers, people living in shelter homes and others are benefiting from these canteens during the lockdown.
These canteens otherwise change Rs 5 per meal....