The Trinamool Congress has started ‘Didir Rannaghar [Mamata’s Kitchen]’ in West Bengal to provide meals to the migrant workers for Rs 5 only. The initiative, ‘Mamata’s Kitchen’, has been started with an aim to support lakhs of migrants workers in the state who lost their jobs and suffered a financial setback due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
At ‘Didir Rannaghar’ or ‘Mamata’s Kitchen’, meals would be provided to the migrant workers at Rs 5 between 11 am and 3 pm. The meals at ‘Didir Rannaghar [Mamata’s Kitchen]’ would be vegetarian, mostly, and would include rice, dal (pulses), mix vegetable, ‘Khichdi’ (cooked rice and lentils), and papad.
While Mamata’s Kitchen has already started functioning in Howrah, Belgachhia (in Kolkata) and Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas, the Trinamool Congress plans to provide meals at Rs 5 to migrant workers across the state during the festive season.
TMC MLA Tapas Roy told News18 that ‘Didir Rannaghar’ aims to benefit the underprivileged sections/unorganised sectors who have suffered immensely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tapas Roy also said that the Trinamool Congress is also planning to donate clothes to the poor during the festive season.
Meanwhile, West Bengal’s coronavirus tally surged past 2,50,000 on Monday with 3,155 fresh cases, while 56 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,837, a bulletin released by the state health department said.
The state has registered a total of 2,50,580 coronavirus cases so far. Since Sunday, 2,923 people have recovered from the disease, taking the discharge rate to 87.73 per cent.
(With PTI inputs)