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Siddhivinayak Temple Will Be Donating Rs. 5 crores For Shiv Bhojan

Actor and chairman of Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple Trust (SSGTT) Aadesh Bandekar stated that a unanimous decision to this effect has been taken by the temple management to donate the amount to Chief Minister to utilise it for the 'Shiv Bhojan'.

Siddhivinayak Temple Will Be Donating Rs. 5 crores For Shiv Bhojan
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Shiv Sena's initiative Shiv Bhojan offers a thali at just ₹10. It has been an instant hit in the state. This meal plan is currently available in canteens of district collectorate office and municipal corporations in around 112 locations across the state. The plan was officially implemented on the 26th of January, 2020 as a pilot project and will soon be expanded to other locations of the city in order to make it more accessible to all. 

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Siddhivinayak Temple authorities recently announced that they will be donating ₹5 crores for Shiv Bhojan. Talking about the same actor and chairman of Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple Trust (SSGTT) Aadesh Bandekar stated that a unanimous decision has been taken by the temple administration to donate the amount to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray so that he can utilise it for the 'Shiv Bhojan' scheme for the poor. The proposal will be sent to the State Law and Judiciary department for approval and then to the government. They hope to make a contribution to the government at the earliest. 

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The goal of Shiv Bhojan meal plan is to provide affordable food to everyone, regardless of their religion or status in society. It is estimated that the thali costs ₹35 to make in rural areas and ₹50 in urban regions. The difference in amount is expected to be reimbursed to the district collectorates through a government grant.

For ₹ 10, the thali offers a portion of rice, dal, vegetable sabzi, and two chapatis. The quality is said to be fairly decent, although the time of operations remains a concern for many. Canteens that offer Shiv Bhojan thalis only operate between 12 pm to 2 pm. 

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