Amid continuing public distress following the implementation of the demonetisation policy, putting an ban on currency notes of higher denomination, the Delhi government had initiated a facility through which poor and the homeless at 10 night shelters in the national capital will receive free food.
Launching the initiative at North Delhi’s Dandi Park shelter, Deputy Chief Minister Manish sisodia claimed that the Delhi government will be ensuring that no one becomes a victim of starvation, as an impact of the note-ban policy by the Modi government. The Delhi Deputy CM said that the facility to provide three meals a day to the needy people is an attempt to help the people from the effect of demonetisation.
Other than the Dandi Park shelters, free food will also be available at Geeta Ghat, Yamuna Pushta, Dandi Park, Jama Masjid, Sarai Kale Khan, Nizamuddin Nila Gumbad, Sarai Phoos, Jhandewalan shelter 1, Kotla Mubarakpur and Fatehpuri near Old Delhi railways station.
There had been a chaotic situation among the common people of the country since the Prime Minister, citing the rise in the flow of black money in the country, had put a ban on currency notes of the denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. And even more than a month after the implementation of the anti-graft policy, several people had been seen standing on ‘never-ending’ queues, waiting for hours, outside banks and ATMs, even as the money machines run out of cash.
Earlier to ease the distress of demonetisation, the Delhi BJP, under the newly appointed chief Manoj Tiwari had asked its cadres to distribute one laddu per family, in the national capital, to ‘thank’ people for their patience during the implemnetation of the note-ban policy.