Metropolitan Police rise to the challenge to provide free food to those in need

29, Mar 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

Metropolitan Police Office in Kathmandu is all set to provide free food items to those in need in Kathmandu Valley

The Metropolitan Police Office in Kathmandu is all set to provide free food items to those in need in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Many daily wage earners have been hit by the week-long nationwide lockdown since last Tuesday to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. The metropolitan police are taking this initiative to provide humanitarian assistance to those who need a meal. Police have urged those in need to call the hotline 100 to receive food items from today. They can also reach out to the nearest police station for aid.

The metropolitan police are in coordination with various banks and entrepreneurs for arranging the food items to distribute to those in need during the lockdown.

On the first day, police prepared food items to be distributed to 258 people, informed DIG Bishwa Raj Pokharel. He, however, warned of stern action against those trying to take advantage of the free food distribution service. To make sure the genuinely needy people avail the scheme, police will conduct a background check of beneficiaries if need be.

The Metropolitan Police will distribute 25 kg of rice, 2 kg of lentil, 2 kg of chickpeas, a kilo of salt and a half litre of oil and one packet of spices to each such family.

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