Minister for Food and Public Distribution P. Thilothaman has said that the governmentâ€™s Hunger-Free Kerala project will be launched in Alappuzha on January 1, 2018. The minister was speaking at a meeting held at the district collectorate on Friday.
The project, aimed at providing quality food, free-of-cost to the really needy, at least once a day will be implemented on an experimental basis in Alappuzha Town. The project would also provide food at low rates to those reaching from distant places and to people from poor economic background, reports The Hindu.
The Minister said, â€śGovernment will implement the project on an experimental basis in Thiruvananthapuram and Alappuzha districts in the State. In Alappuzha, the project will be initially implemented in Alappuzha town. Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 70 lakh for the project in two districts. Our aim is to provide meals at Rs. 20 and breakfast for Rs. 10,â€ť reportsThe Hindu.
The minister also added, â€śWe are also thinking about door-to-door delivery of food to the bedridden patients and old age peopleâ€ť.
District Collector TV Anupama has been appointed as the chairman of the committee constituted for the implementation of the project. District supply officer N. Hari Prasad will be made the convenor for the project, reports The Hindu.
The project will also rope in the active participation of voluntary organisations, NGOs, youth organisations, Kudumbasree, Supplyco, Milma and Horticorp. The authorities will also ensure the setting up of a permanent facility for preparing and distribution of food, reports The Hindu.
The meeting was also attended by the District Collector TV Anupama, Director of civil supplies Narasimhugari TL Reddy, Sub Collector VRK Teja Mylavarapu, district supply officer N Hariprasad, district social justice officer Anita S Lynn among others government officials.