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Start community kitchen for poor, migrant workers: UP govt to officials

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday asked officials to start community kitchens to provide food to the poor and migrant labourers amid the lockdown imposed to check the spread of coronavirus. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also asked districts magistrates of the districts bordering other states to make arrangements for food and lodging for labourers and other migrants coming from others states due to 21-day lockdown. The chief minister has directed opening of community kitchens for the poor, elderly people, labourers and those residing in slums. On Thursday over one lakh food packets were distributed among needy persons in the state, Additional Chief Secretary, (Home) Awanish Awasthi told reporters here. He said orders for use of legislators local area development fund for purchasing equipment, masks etc amid the coronavirus outbreak too has been issued. The amount given by legislators will now be transferred to the Health and the Medical Education department, he ...

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