Committed to make Delhi hunger free: Sheila Dikshit

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 21:30

New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said her government was committed to implement the food security scheme in true spirit to make the national capital a "hunger free" city.

"We will implement the food security scheme in true spirit under which 73 lakh people will be provided food grains at a very minimal price," Dikshit said.

The ambitious food security programme was launched in Delhi on August 20 by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

"We will make Delhi a hunger free city. We are working hard to implement the food security scheme," Dikshit said.

She was speaking after inaugurating the 18th centre of `Aapki Rasoi`, a community kitchen, at Yusuf Sarai in South Delhi.

Cooked food is distributed to homeless people under the `Aap Ki Rasoi` programme. The programme, which is part of the government`s Bhagidari initiative, was launched in 2008 with an aim to provide nutritious meal to destitute people.

"The quality of food provided under `Aap Ki Rasoi` is monitored regularly," Dikshit said. She also announced that more centres of `Aapki Rasoi` would be opened soon.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 21:30

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