Maharashtra government launched ‘Shiv Bhojan’ scheme. The scheme aims to provide a meal to the poor for just 10 rupees, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day. Under the scheme, which has been launched on a pilot basis, thalis or lunch plates would be available to people at designated centres/ canteens during a stipulated time in all the districts.
The district guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh inaugurated the “Shiv Bhojan Thali” canteen at the civic-run Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Under the pilot scheme, at least one ‘Shiv Bhojan’ canteen has been started at district headquarters.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra: Uddhav Bal Thackeray.
- Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
- Capital of Maharashtra: Mumbai.
- Deputy Chief Minister (DCM) of Maharashtra: Ajit Anantrao Pawar.