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Free meals for the underprivileged in New Town

This canteen is being run in an under-construction building at the corner of Street 142 of BA Block

Sudeshna Banerjee Salt Lake Published 18.06.21, 04:24 AM
A queue to collect free meals at Sromojibi Canteen in New Town on Sunday.

A queue to collect free meals at Sromojibi Canteen in New Town on Sunday. Picture by Sudeshna Banerjee

A canteen to provide free lunch to the underprivileged was inaugurated in New Town on Sunday.

This was the New Town branch of the CPM-run Sromojibi Canteen which is delivering at several spots in Salt Lake — outside CA Market, at route 206 bus terminus, outside CK Market, under Karunamoyee Metro station and opposite Big Bazaar.

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The New Town canteen is being run in an under-construction building at the corner of Street 142 of BA Block. “We visited the slum that has come up by the Bagjola Canal which flows by our block. Those who have lost jobs or livelihood in this pandemic were asked to collect meal coupons for their family. A total of 200 coupons have been given out for a month’s meal of egg curry, a vegetable side dish and steamed rice,” said Deepak Majumdar, an organiser from BC Block.

“We got more than 30 per cent votes in this block, coming just behind the BJP which topped,” said Saptarshi Deb, who contested and lost the Assembly election on a Left Front ticket from Rajarhat New Town.

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