CUTTACK: The State Government on Thursday extended the Aahar scheme to 100 centres across 30 districts in the State on Thursday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Aahar centres online here.
Stating that people will benefit from the expansion of the `5 lunch plan, Naveen told the officials concerned to make all endeavours for successful implementation of the scheme in three new centres on the premises of City Hospital, Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre and Jagatpur.
The Chief Minister, who also launched the much awaited City Bus service in the Millennium City, laid foundation stones for construction of a new park and renovation of three old parks under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.
The new park at Chandan Pokhari will be set up at a cost of `84 lakh.
The three old parks to be renovated are Akshay Mohanty Udyan at Kanika square (at a cost of `33 lakh), Maritime Park at Jobra (`44 lakh) and Khan Nagar Park (`42 lakh).