Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) today launched a pilot centre of a scheme which would provide subsidised hot and hygienic meals to the poor for Rs 5 at Nampally Sarai here.
GHMC, which plans to feed 15,000 people a day, will set up 50 such centres, each equipped to serve 300 persons. The actual cost of the meal would be Rs 20. GHMC will bear the balance cost.
To start with, GHMC has partnered with Akshaya Patra Foundation, run by Hare Krishna Movement, which will prepare the food.
The vegetarian meal of rice, dal/sambar, sabji and pickle shall be served on first-come-first-serve basis in paper plates during 12 noon to 1 pm.
The civic body has earmarked Rs 11 crore for this in its 2014-15 budget.
GHMC commissioner Somesh Kumar said that intended beneficiaries were the migrant workers who can not pay Rs 40-50 that a meal costs in hotels.