Free food in temples to be served on banana leaves from today

As COVID-19 spread has decreased in the state, the scheme of providing free food under ‘Annadhanam’ scheme in banana leaves would resume from Monday.
Minister PK Sekar Babu. File photo
Minister PK Sekar Babu. File photo


Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Minister PK Sekar Babu, in a statement, said that from Monday, food will be served in banana leaves on four days every week from Monday to Thursday and in the remaining three days, food will be distributed in packets, as temples remain closed on the three days. The ‘Annadhanam’ scheme is in place in 754 temples. When COVID-19 started to spread, temples were locked and the practice of serving food in banana leaves was discontinued. Food was served in packets and during the lockdown more than 44 lakh food packets were distributed.

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