PARLAKHEMUNDI: Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahy on Friday launched the Aahar scheme at New Bus Stand here.
Inaugurating the Aahar centre, Panigrahy said under the scheme, subsidised meal of rice and ‘dalma’ at ` five would be available between 11 am and 3 pm at the centre. The scheme would benefit the urban poor and people coming from rural areas to the district headquarters town, he added.
Gajapati Collector Sudhanshu Mohan Samal said two Aahar outlets have been opened at New Bus Stand and District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).
Angul: In the second phase, the district administration on Friday opened two more Aahar centres in Talcher. On Thursday, one Aahar centre was launched.
Rural Development Minister Badri Narayan Patra inaugurated the centres at Bus Stand and Sub Divisional Hospital. While the centre at Bus Stand has the capacity to feed 500 people, the one at hospital will provide subsidised meal for 250 people per day. District Planning Board chief Mahesh Sahu, Collector Anil Kumar Samal, SP Rajesh Pandit and Talcher Sub-Collector Shyam Bhakta Mishra were present.
Nayagarh: Panchayati Raj Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Friday inaugurated the Aahar centre on the District Headquarters Hospital premises. The centre has been constructed at an estimated cost of `20 lakh. Rotary Club here has been entrusted with preparation of food to be given at `five per meal. Around 500 persons will get the food daily except on Sundays. The Collector, SP, MLAs of the district, ZP president, chairmen of NAC and block were present.