Amid coronavirus outbreak, on Sunday Maharashtra government has decided to cut prices of meals under Shiv Bhojan scheme.
The Maharashtra government will now provide meals at Rs 5 instead of Rs 10 under Shiv Bhojan scheme. The state government aims at serving at least 1 lakh plates per day.
Soon after coming to power in November last year, the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government launched the 'Shiv Bhojan' scheme on a pilot basis to provide subsidised meals to the poor for just Rs 10 per plate. The goal of the scheme is to provide affordable and quality food to the poor.
Under the scheme, at least one Shiv Bhojan centre is being set up in every district and municipal corporation area of the state. On Sunday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra rose to 193 with 12 more people testing positive for coronavirus.
Out of the 12 new patients, five have been reported from Pune, four from Mumbai and one each from Sangli, Jalgaon and Nagpur. Mumbai leads in the number of positive patients in the state 77. Sangli has 25 cases, Pune-24, Pimpri Chinchwad-12, Nagpur 12,Kalyan-Dombivali-seven, Navi Mumbai-six, Thane-five, Yavatmal and Vasai-Virar-four each, Ahmednagar-three, Satara and Panvel-two each, Ulhasnagar, Aurangabad, Ratnagiri, Pune rural, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Kolhapur, Gondia and Jalgon one each.