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Aapki rasoi at Kabir Basti

Aapki rasoi at Kabir Basti
Delhi has moved a step further in the direction of making a hunger free state, the first in the country. The 17th centre of Aapki Rasoi was opened at Kabir Basti, Malka Ganj, Delhi. The centre was inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the presence of local MLA Surender Singh Bitoo, Additional Secretary to CM Kulanand Joshi and Pooja Joshi and others.

Speaking on this occasion Dikshit stated that the government has been implementing various social sector schemes across the city. The government is committed to make Delhi a hunger free city.  In order to achieve this goal the Aapki Rasoi Centre, 40 Janaahar Kendras are already functioning to provide full meal for free to the poor, destitute and homeless persons and quality nutritious meal at reasonable rates of Rs 15 to other poor persons in the capital city. Apart from this Delhi Annshri Yojna has been launched to provide a helping hand to vulnerable families not covered under PDS. The family female head is being given direct cash transfer of Rs 600 per month to supplement their food expenses.

Dikshit stated that under Aapki Rasoi initiated by the Delhi government has been facilitating NGOs, business houses and other charitable institutions to distribute nutritious cooked food to the needy persons. The quality and calories inputs are being monitored regularly. Chief minister announced that more centres of Aapki Rasoi would be opened soon. At the opening of the 17th Centre, hundreds of poor persons were present who were provided meal for free on this occasion.
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