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Four more Rs 5 meal centers opened in city


Deputy Chief Minister Mohd Mahamood Ali today inaugurated four Rs 5 meals scheme centers in the Old City. The scheme was being implemented by the GHMC in collaboration with Hare Krishna Movement Charitable Foundation (HKMCF).

The four meal centers were inaugurated at Mir Alam Mandi, Madannapet Market, Malakpet Area Hospital and State Central Library, Afzaljung. Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi and Charminar MLA Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri were present at Mir Alam Mandi. Singiredy Srinivas Reddy, TRS Adhoc Committee member, Maneranga, TRS division president were present at Madannapet market. Malakpet MLA Ahmed Bin Abdulla Balala, Akbarbagh Corporator Syed Minajuddin, TRS leader at Malakpet Area Hospital leader Md Azam Ali were present at Malakpet market area center. MLC Syed Altaf Hyder Razvi and TRS leader State Central Library, Afzalgunj Md Azam Ali were present at Afzalgunj center.

GHMC Joint Commissioner Ravi Kiran, GHMC, GHMC Zonal Commissioner Subramaniam and Chief Operating Officer of Hare Krishna Movement Charitable Foundation (HKMCF) Kaunteya Swamiji were also present during the inaugural programs at all the centers.

Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy CM expressed satisfaction with regard to opening of these centers and on the efforts of both GHMC and HKMCF for providing healthy and tasty food in hygienic conditions for just Rs 5. He reiterated the commitment of the TRS government under the leadership of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to feed the most at need at very affordable rate. He said till date, 41 meals centers have been started and in future another 60 centers would be opened under GHMC limits. From these 41 centers, some 12,500 people will be provided lunch everyday across the GHMC limits.

Through the GHMC, the TRS Government was supporting HKMCF by providing Rs 18 per meal. This meal is prepared at the state-of-art fully mechanized kitchen in healthy and hygienic conditions and supplied to all the centers by HKMCF every day. Every plate meal contains 400gm rice, 100 gm Sambar/dal, 100gm curry and pickle. (NSS)

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