Chandigarh:UT Administration is riding high on the success of the concept of food for poor as the daily distribution has crossed 2000 packets mark in three days. However, the UT has claimed that they are distributing the food at no profit no loss basis.
The sources in the UT Administrationsaid that the total cost of the packed food comprising six chapatis, pickle and vegetable inclusive of distribution is falling within the sale limit of Rs 10 per pack. UT is claiming to break even at food for Rs 10 concept. On day three, the distribution wagons have crossed the 2000 packets distribution at all the five spots across the city. The poor have availed maximum benefit of the food.
The concept is a hit amongst the labourers as they have been saving 75 per cent of the money during the dinner. One of the labourers, Shripal said, “We have been eating one time food during night at a local dhaba for Rs 40 per diet. But this concept of providing six chapaties, vegetable and pickle for Rs 10 will save a lot of money for us.”
On the other hand, many residents have also approached the UT Administrator offering donations for the concept. During the inauguration of the food for poor concept at Karuna Sadan, a business man (name withheld on request of anonymity) offered a cheque of Rs 1 lakh to UT Administrator V P Singh Bandore as his contribution for the concept.
Similarly, sources in UT Administration said that many people have offered their voluntary contribution ranging from Rs 5000 to Rs 50,000 as some of them have also promised to give contribution on monthly basis.