The Maharashtra authorities’s economical Rs 10 ‘Shiv Bhojan’ thali sells nearly like scorching muffins. Previously 17 days, it has been lapped up by 2,33,738 hungry prospects at 139 distribution centres, averaging to 13,750 meals per day, an official mentioned right here on Wednesday.
The ‘Shiv Bhojan’ thali, launched on January 26, is now attracting hordes with queues seen exterior lots of the centres across the state throughout the lunch hours.
Beginning with 11,300 plates on the inaugural day, inside the first week of launch, the variety of prospects shot upto 1,05,887 and since then it has greater than doubled until February 11, mentioned the official.
Monitored personally by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the emphasis is on sustaining high quality management, cleanliness and the highest quality of meals for the needy individuals.
To make sure correct implementation, Thackeray engaged in video-conferencing with many shoppers within the preliminary few days after the inexpensive meal scheme was launched.
Whereas discussing his pet scheme, the CM sought their reactions on the meals high quality, service and sought their strategies to additional enhance upon, and other people responded very positively.
“Many purchasers appreciated the meals high quality, service and provided blessings to the CM for satisfying the starvation of the poor individuals at an inexpensive Rs 10 per plate,” mentioned the official.
The ‘Shiv Bhojan’ centres have began in public locations like exterior district authorities hospitals, railway stations, bus stands, authorities places of work, and market locations the place the poor and needy flock day by day.
The ‘Shiv Bhojan’ includes a bowl of rice and dal, a vegetable, 2 chapatis, and a dessert. Every thali prices the federal government Rs 50 and Rs 35 in city and rural centres respectively, which has been backed for the poor individuals who can avail of the meal for under Rs 10 a plate.
Seeing the large response from the pilot venture, the federal government groups are actually working to implement it on a a lot bigger scale throughout the state, mentioned the official.
Impressed by the ‘Shiv Bhojan’ thali, the state Opposition Bharatiya Janata Social gathering launched a Rs 30 ‘Deendayal Thali’ within the temple city of Pandharpur, (Solapur district) from February 11.