The Delhi government on Monday started langars (common kitchens) at 10 places across the capital to serve food to those who have “lost their livelihood due to demonetisation”, a statement said.
“The government has decided to come forward to help those who are on verge of starvation due to demonetisation. So we have started serving food to the poor at 10 centres from today (Monday),” it said.
After inaugurating the common kitchen at Geeta Ghat here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party government will do everything in its power to save people from starvation.
“No matter if (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi makes such policies which lead people to the brink of death, the Delhi government will not let that happen. The Delhi government will do everything in its power to save people from starvation due to demonetisation,” he said.
The other centres where these kitchens are opened include Yamuna Pushta, Dandi Park, Jama Masjid, Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin Neela Gumbad, Sarai Pushta, Jhandewalan shelter I, Kotla Mubarakpur and Fatehpuri near Old Delhi Railway Station.
“These centres will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner not only for those living in the night shelters, but for all poor people living in the vicinity,” the statement added.