New Delhi: In the wake of 21-day countrywide lockdown due to Coronavirus crisis, the Delhi government on Thursday ordered the district magistrates to set up ‘hunger relief centres’ to serve food to the needy people. Also Read - ‘Without Any Means of Sustenance’: Horrific Tales of Stranded Migrant Workers in Delhi
At present, the Delhi government has been serving lunch and dinner at more than 230 night shelters amid the lockdown. Also Read - Factories, Shops of Essential Items Can Run 24X7 in Delhi, Says Arvind Kejriwal
An official said the Delhi Disaster Management Authority has issued an order asking the DMs to set up two centres in every municipal ward. Also Read - Delhi Air Quality Improves Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Netizens Say 'Some Silver Lining'
Protocols related to social distancing will be strictly followed while serving free meal, the official said.
The official added that the district magistrates would appoint a nodal officer for every ‘hunger relief centre’, where lunch and dinner would be offered to the homeless and deprived people.
The deputy commissioners of police have also been asked to ensure proper security arrangements at these centres.