COVID-19 Pune: Shiv Bhojan Thali centres come to the aid of millions

Shiv Bhojan Thali (SBT) of the Maharashtra government will be available free in Pune and other districts to the poor for a month during the current restrictions
COVID-19 Pune: Shiv Bhojan Thali centres come to the aid of millions
Shiv Bhojan Thali comprises of two chapatis, a vegetable, a bowl of rice and dalImage source: The Bridge Chronicle

Pune: For the first time since its launch in January last year, Shiv Bhojan Thali (SBT) of Maharashtra government will be available free to the poor for a month during the current restrictions imposed in the state.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in an address to the state announced that the 'thali' - comprising a meal of two chapatis, a vegetable, a bowl of rice and dal - will be distributed free to the poor in the form of a parcel.

He informed that that the government will provide 2,00,000 SBTs daily through its nearly 964 centres around the state. Since the announcement, people demanded the list of centres where they can find the Shiv Bhojan Thali. On the request, Shiv Sena has declared the list of centres in Pune. Check out them below:

· Shree Swami Samarth Tea and Snacks

· S Kumar Wadewale

· Shiv Samarth Bhojnalay

· Hotel Kaptan Veg-Nonveg

· Sai Sewa Enterprises

· Shree Swami Samarth Snacks and Tea House

· Kwality Caterers

· Mauli Enterprises

· Ekatva Farmer Producer Company Ltd

· Sunetra Mahila Bachat Gat

· Green Palace Restaurant

· Katraj Cornrer

· Hotel Hrudaysamrat

· Hotel Kolhapuri Tadka

· Hotel Sainath Veg

· KG Gupta and Sons Bar 1,2

· Shree Ganesh Snacks and Bhojnalaya

· Shree Swami Samarth Krupa Snacks

· Shree Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan

· Pratik Hotel

· Hotel Samadhan

· Hotel Yashoda

· Hotel Nishigandha Veg

· Pratibha Mahila Pratishtan

· Swayam Mahila Bahhudeshiya Sanstha

· Shree Prasad Food and Hospitality Services

Meanwhile, last year, the SBT had proved to be a huge benefit to the lakhs of migrants who were displaced and on the move during the outbreak. Launched originally for Rs 10 per plate, during the lockdown, Uddhav Thackeray had slashed the price to just Rs 5 a plate, and now for a month, it will be free of cost.

The MVA government will also distribute 3 kg wheat, 2 kg rice to around 7 crore poor people under the Food Security Scheme, Thackeray announced recently. He also declared a Rs 5,476 crore financial package comprising Rs 1,500 each for 1.20 million construction workers, half-million street-side vendors and 1.20 million autorickshaw drivers and Rs 2,000 each to around 1.20 million tribal families as a one-time help under the new restrictions' regime.

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