In the project framed under district collector Mohammed Y Safirulla, the needy can exchange free coupons for food at selected hotels in the district.

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news News Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:17

Ernakulam district is all set in its attempt to drive hunger and poverty away from their city by launching their new mission - Numma Oonu. The district administration, through the project, aims to get lunch of for all those who are needy in the district with the help of selected hotels.

The project is all set to be launched on Friday and Industries minister A C Moideen will inaugurate the programme. The officials are planning to get the mission started from February 1.

The project will be functioning in association with Petronet LNG Foundation and district committee of Kerala Hotel and Restaurant Association, reports TOI.

The district administrators have planned for two counters in the city – one at collectorate in Kakkand and the other one at Ernakulam Junction railway station. Those who are needy and cannot afford to buy lunch can come and collect the coupons from these centers and exchange it for food from the selected hotels in Kakkanad and at the railway station. 

The selected hotels to be part of the mission are Alakapuri, Liba, and Ayodhya hotels near Collectorate and Galaxy hotel in Vazhakkala. 

The project, framed under district collector Mohammed Y Safirulla, is among the many other socially committed projects devised by the district administration, like ‘ente kulam’ to clean ponds in the district and free education for children from poor financial backgrounds.

In a similar scheme earlier, Alappuzha had launched the project in the district on January 1, 2018. Speaking at the World Food Day at Thiruvananthapuram earlier last year, Minister for Food and Public Distribution P. Thilothaman had said that steps are being taken to initiate hunger free project in Kerala across the state.