Bhubaneswar: Eleven days after Cyclone Fani wreaked havoc in coastal Odisha, as many as 27 Aahar Centres across the cyclone-affected districts of Cuttack, Puri, and Khordha will re-open today.
According to reports, 11 Aahar Centres in Bhubaneswar and 5 Aahar Centres in Cuttack will re-open today. All the Aahar centres, some of which were damaged or partially-affected in cyclone Fani, have been closed since May 3.
The centres which were unscathed by the cyclone have also been closed as the central kitchen near Nakhara, from where the food was being supplied to these centres, had also sustained damage.
The Aahar Yojna was introduced in 2015 to provide cooked hot meals – steamed rice and dalma- to the poor and needy people at the cost of Rs 5. The city has currently 11 Aahar centres to serve cooked food.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will also open 200 “jal seva sibir’’ or temporary water kiosks across the city. BMC will also provide an assistance of Rs 5,000 to all agencies concerned for reopening the water kiosks which were damaged during Fani.