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Agartala: In a bid to provide some relief to the poor daily workers in the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tripura E-Rickshaw Sramik Samiti is offering a complete meal at just Re 1 to over 200 people daily.

Hundreds of people are seen standing in long queues between 10 am and 12 noon every day to have their meals near Battala Market in Agartala.

Speaking with reporters, social activist Biplab Kar, who is also the president of the e-rickshaw union, said that the initiative was taken in a bid to offer some relief to the poor people during the pandemic.

Rice, dal and vegetables are served four days a week, egg, fish and meat once a week

“We will serve 200 meals every day at just Re 1 for the people in Battala market area. We will continue serving meals as long as the pandemic continues,” Kar said.

He also said that rice, dal and vegetables will be served four days a week. Egg, fish and meat will be served once a week.

He also said that the initiative was successful with the help of local businessmen and social organisations who extended their helping hand.

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