Lockdown: Delhi govt provided free meals to 6 lakh on April 1, says Kejriwal
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Lockdown: Delhi govt provided free meals to 6 lakh on April 1, says Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Apr 2: Stating that the Delhi government has scaled up the food distribution process during the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown, imposed to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the city government provided lunch and dinner to six lakh poor people across Delhi on April 1.

Addressing a digital press conference here this evening, Mr Kejriwal said on April 1, the Delhi government provided lunch and dinner to six lakh people across Delhi on April 1 and this will continue. "In these times of distress, the governments, along with the people, NGOs, and civil society organisations, are helping out people belonging to the marginalised sections of the society,'' he said.

The Chief Minister said that around 6,00,208 people received lunch yesterday at the hunger relief centers and 5,95,760 people received dinner there. ''We have increased the capacity of the provision of food up to 10 lakh people. Yesterday, we provided free meals to six lakh people. From today, we have made arrangements for at least 10 lakh people at our relief centres,'' he added. (UNI)

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