DUSIB to provide free meals to homeless people

New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has decided to provide three free meals a day to the homeless people living in DUSIB shelters, at an annual expenditure of Rs 15.31 crore. A meeting of the DUSIB was held on Friday chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in which several important decisions to improve the condition of DUSIB shelter homes and provide various amenities to the people living in these shelter homes were discussed.
The Board has also decided to rehabilitate 784 people residing in Princess Park, to facilitate the use of land by the Ministry of Defence for the construction of the National War Museum and Memorial.
The families will be rehabilitated to the transit camps for 1-1.5 years, which are located at Sector 16B Dwarka. Around 350 families living in the slum dwellings in Karol Bagh will also be rehabilitated to the transit camps.
The rehabilitated people will be shifted to the flats that are being constructed in Dev Nagar Karol Bagh area.
The DUSIB has been providing three free meals a day to the homeless people living at DUSIB shelters since March when the Coronavirus lockdown started.
This comes as a big relief to the homeless people and will continue till the end of this year and beyond, till the end of the winter season. The annual expenditure for the provision of breakfast, lunch and dinner at DUSIB shelters is Rs 15.31 crore.
The allottees of the 1985 housing registration scheme, which had been revived by DUSIB in 2018, have also been granted a much needed big relief to clear their outstanding dues up to March 2021, without any additional burden but only a nominal interest of 0.5 per cent.
This view was taken into consideration by the Delhi government keeping in mind the hardships being faced by the people in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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