Delhi govt starts 800 Centres to provide cooked meals to poor; urges migrant workers to stay back

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    Delhi government has started 800 Centres to provide cooked meals to four lakh poor people of the city from today in view of the lockdown. Addressing media, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, food is being distributed free of cost to these people through 568 schools and 238 night shelters.

    He said, flying squads are patrolling in each district of city and distributing food packets to the needy. Delhi government has appealed to migrant workers not to leave Delhi due to the coronavirus lockdown as it is making arrangements of food and shelter for them. Food and water facility, have been also been set up at Delhi border areas to accommodate the migrant workers who are leaving. From today, as many as 1,000 fair price shops in the city have also started distributing 7.5 kilogram free ration per individual. Wheat and rice are being provided under it and 71 lakh people will be benefitted from the initiative.