Mussoorie, March 30 (IANS) BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi from Mussoorie in Uttarakhand has started four ‘Modi Kitchens’ to feed the families of labourers and daily wagers affected by the nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Joshi told IANS that “we have started ‘Modi Kitchens’ at four places in my Assembly seat, to make sure there is no starvation in the state at the time of lockdown. It has been started in Dovalwala, Gadi Cantt, Jakhan, and Rajpur.”
He said that the kitchens are being operated with the help of common people. Food packets are being made available for free. 1,600 packets were prepared on the first day. Today food is being distributed to 2,250 people. About 600 people are cooking food in the kitchen at a time.
“The main reason behind the name ‘Modi Kitchen is that Modiji is concerned about the poor and the helpless. Similarly, we too are engaged in this work. It is named by his inspiration,” he said.
The state BJP has also established aid centres in all the districts.