Notes Ban: Delhi government starts giving free food at 10 night shelters


The Delhi government has started providing free food to the poor and the homeless at 10 night shelters in the capital, with an aim to help them counter the impact of demonetisation.

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain launched the facility of providing three meals per day to the needy at North Delhi’s Dandi Park Shelter.

Launching the initiative, Mr Sisodia said that due to demonetisation of high-value currency notes, no one will be a victim of starvation.

He said the facility has been launched in order to insulate the poor and homeless from the effects of demonetisation.

Among the shelters where such food centres will operate are at Geeta Ghat, Yamuna Pushta, Dandi Park, Jama Masjid, Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin Nila Gumbad, Sarai Phoos, Jhandewalan shelter 1, Kotla Mubarakpur and Fatehpuri near Old Delhi railways station.

Night shelters otherwise provided free tea and rusk for breakfast.

Recently, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had asked Mr Jain to ensure that lunch and dinner is also provided in the capital’s night shelters and to those living in the immediate vicinity, who in need of food.

(With inputs from PTI)


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