Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced on Tuesday (June 30) that food, free of cost will be home delivered for the elderly, sick and destitute in Chennai and nearby areas where the intense lockdown will be in force till July 5.
The functional Amma Canteens will continue to provide food for free in the state capital Chennai and neighbouring areas of Chengelpet, Kancheepuram, and Tiruvallur which has reported a high number of COVID-19 cases.
After a break, Amma Canteens resumed providing free food from June 19 when the lockdown, without several relaxations allowed previously, was kickstarted in the state.
The Tamil Nadu CM said that he has ordered hand over of food, free of cost at the residences of the elderly, sick and destitute, in an official release. He added that the initiative would be in force here and nearby areas till the end of the intense lockdown.
To implement this initiative, authorities have been directed to further strengthen community kitchens and cook adequate food in such facilities to meet the requirements.