06 December 2018
Bhubaneswar: In order to facilitate the night stay of people attending their relatives undergoing treatment at hospitals in various municipal areas across State, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today instructed to start night meal (dinner) facilities at the Aahar centres.
Presently, there are around 54 Aahar centres near hospitals across Odisha which provides a meal at Rs 5 to the people who have arrived at the hospitals from far off places. The dinner facilities will start at the Aahar centres from January 1, 2019.
Besides, in order to seek involvement of public in the noble act, online donation system will also be executed soon. Anyone can donate to feed people through Aahar centres on the occasion of any anniversary or celebrations in their family. The donation will be received online and it will be 100 per cent tax free.
Presently, there are Aahar centres only in 76 municipal areas in State. More such centres will be set up in the remaining 32 municipal areas in the State. Through this over one lakh people across Odisha will be able to get subsidized meal daily.
The Chief Minister has given emphasis on the hygiene and quality of food provided at the Aahar centres.