Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday evening approved rolling out of the much talked about Aam Aadmi canteen across Delhi.
Kejriwal has reportedly instructed the team to pay special attention on preparing food in Aam Aadmi canteen under considerably ‘high standards of hygiene.’
“Providing food at Rs 5 to Rs 10 doesn’t mean we need to compromise with hygiene. An Aam Aadmi too deserves his/her food at low-cost but with high standard of hygiene. And we must demonstrate that we are capable of achieving this,” Kejriwal is believed to have told Ashish Khaitan, who’s leading on this scheme.
Kejriwal met Khaitan on Thursday evening to stamp his approval on this scheme.
Delhi has roughly 10 lakh construction workers, 5 lakh street hawkers and 4.2 lakh families living in slums. The Aam Aadmi Canteens will especially focus upon providing quality food to these groups.
A Delhi government spokesperson told Jantakareporter.com, ” All canteens will be fitted with RO systems for the purpose of drinking water. Eventually, all canteens will serve three meals–breakfast, lunch and dinner. The project will be rolled out in a phased manner. Hospitals, industrial areas, commercial hubs and educational institutions shall be priority areas during the scheme implementation.”
This scheme whose first phase is likely to be launched in hospitals and industrial hubs within a month, will be rolled out under the supervision of state government’s food department.
Earlier, the Delhi cabinet also approved the government’s ambitious ” Home to Hospital Care” project to provide emergency medical facilities. This scheme will see the procurement of 100 new ambulances to deal with accident and emergencies in the capital.