Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Sanctions Rs 20 Crore For Aahaar Centres

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sanctioned Rs 20 crore for the Aahaar Centres being run in different parts of the state to provide subsidised meal to the people.

The money sanctioned from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) will be contributed to the state-level committee formed for the management of the Aahaar Centres, official sources said.

It is worth mentioning here that from 2015-16 to 2021-22, the government sanctioned Rs 228.76 crore for the popular cheap food scheme from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Poor people who go to hospitals, bus stations, and other crowded places in urban areas for urgent work can get wholesome and healthy food for just Rs 5 per meal.

The Aahaar initiative was launched in the state on April 1, 2015.  Food provided under this scheme comprising cooked meal of rice, dalma (a curry of pulses and vegetables), and pickles are served to people at Rs 5 per meal.

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