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COVID-19: Vedanta provides 10,000 meals daily in Delhi

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Mining and energy major Vedanta on Tuesday said that in its effort to support the needy and under privileged during the current lockdown, it has been distributing 10,000 meals per day to daily wage earners, slum dwellers, and laborers in the national capital since April 1.

In a statement, the company said that under this initiative, around 3 lakh meals will be distributed around Delhi by the end of the month.

“Around 70,000 meals have been distributed till date to families in Old Delhi, Laxmi Bai Nagar, Ram Nagar, Sarojini Nagar and Gole Market,” it said.

It noted that the families comprising of daily wage earners, slum-dwellers and laborers have been adversely impacted due to the current lockdown implemented to combat the deadly coronavirus.

This initiative of Vedanta is in partnership with the district administration, in which the meals are being distributed to affected areas as per the direction from the district administration.

“The daily wage earners are our lifeline in our everyday life. Our Chairman, Anil Agarwal has been in the forefront of extending all support to feed daily wage workers with our ‘Meals for all' initiative. We have partnered AkshayaPatra who are extending this support to feed the needy in Delhi,” said Ritu Jhingon, CEO, Nand Ghar, Vedanta Limited.

The group has contributed Rs 101 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund. It also said that it would fund up to Rs 200 crore in providing relief measures to communities at large across the country.

–IANS

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