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    People line up to collect food at Ashiana Food Bank on Mosque Road, Frazer Town, in Bengaluru. DH PHOTOS A one-of-a-kind food bank in Frazer Town, east Bengaluru, is feeding around 200 poor people every day. Al-Aman Educational and Welfare Trust, an NGO, collects leftovers from restaurants, parties, corporate and government functions, marriages and households, and...

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    Raju Bairwa, a daily wage worker comes to Jaipur everyday from Dausa district looking for work, but on most days he fails to get work and has to stay back in the city. Standing outside the night shelter near Khasa Kothi waiting for his turn to get inside, he tells this correspondent that he usually goes back to his village, but at times he stays back to look for work the next day. “I get free food, a bed to sleep in and a quilt for the cold night at the night shelter, but I have to use the pay toilets to relieve...

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    Nashik: In order to educate maximum number of needy children, the education department of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has proposed for an additional hostel facility for students of school no. 16, behind police commissionerate. "Currently, our hostel in Jethwan Nagar has 48 students. We want another hostel in the city, to accommodate 50 students of NMC school no 16. The facility will be for students who are orphans or from a very poor background, which will reduce the school dropout rate," said administrative officer of the NMC's education department Nitin Upasani. Upasani...

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    When Coimbatore-based software engineer P Krishnasamy decided to tie the knot early this month in Erode; the first thing he ensured was that the food prepared at his wedding did not go waste. The youngster immediately wrote to No Food Waste, an NGO that collects excess food in Coimbatore and distributes among the homeless and hungry. "Though I expected a lot of food to go waste due to the rain; fortunately, the leftover food was minimal. The caterers at the wedding took in charge and distributed the surplus food to the poor, hungry people. I have always believed that it's our duty to save any existing resource and make good use of them." Just like Krishnasamy, other youngsters in the city...

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    Jaipur’s Mayor Ashok Lahoti has claimed that Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) officials were sent on Sunday night to...

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    Appalled by the sight of women using unhygienic cloth and even jute to deal with menstrual bleeding, a bunch of IIT-Delhi students have set up a unit to produce sanitary pads which even the poor can afford. It was during an education trip to Rajasthan last year that the group of 10 students came face to face with the problems village women face. Back in Delhi, the group conceptualised a project named ‘Titli’ and went to the slums and villages of Delhi to understand more about...

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    The Jaipur civic body collects only 5% to 20% of its potential property taxes and has the scope of increasing its revenue collection manifold by making use of technology, a satellite-based imagery of the city has revealed. The data analysis is part of a chapter on urbanisation published in the recent Economic Survey of the union finance ministry. “Bengaluru and...

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    Coimbatore: The first sidewalk fridge in Tamil Nadu to feed the poor was launched on Sunday at R S Puram. An initiative of city-based NGO No Food Waste and local restaurant Kollywood Cafe, the fridge will allow the public to share excess food with poor people....

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    Chennai: Next time, when you walk into a restaurant and your waiter asks your consent to add Rs 30 more to your bill, don’t yell at him. He is only trying to help a hungry man or woman who may be just across the road. Welcome to the new concept of “One Token = One Meal” by the Food Bank–Chennai, a fledgling organisation, that has feeding the hungry on the streets of the...

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    As the world celebrates Food Day today with an aim to eradicate hunger, we take a look at the youngsters in the State who have been doing their bit to feed the hungry. A dose of goodness Come a wedding or birthday party in Guruvayoor area, and the phones of Shabeer K M and his friends will start buzzing. No, they are not an invitation to attend the event but a welcome nod to collect the leftover food from the function. The group calls themselves Athazhakoottam (supper group). Shabeer, the brains behind the idea, says, "I used to observe poor kids and adults begging for food in public places and at the same time the well-to-do crowd would dispose of excess food from functions. That's when I...

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    Cafes run wholly and solely by people with disabilities are now becoming a trend in Pink City. These restaurants have unique and interesting ways in which the customers can interact with the special employees. A franchise from Nathdwara, Thadiwala, which hires only hearing and speech impaired female employees, has started its outlet in...

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    Jaipur: In a horrific incident, a three-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped in Rajasthan’s capital city Jaipur on...

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    MUMBAI: Last week, social media was buzzing with the news of a popular eatery in Kochi, which installed a community fridge outside the premises, so that people could donate excess food for those who wish to eat anytime they want. The idea of seeing a refrigerator full of free food, which is open to the public 24x7, on the sidewalks, intrigued many...

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    Hyderabad: Hyderabad has the second largest population of urban poor in cities in India - 23 per cent. This means out of 100 Hyderabadis, 23 are poor. Other major cities fare much better; the figure is eight per cent for Delhi, six per cent for Kolkata and 20 per cent for Chennai. Mumbai has the highest number of urban poor at 27 per cent. The poor live in 775 notified urban slums in Hyderabad, with Indiranagar and Bushannagar having the largest concentrations. It’s a sobering thought that the growth of the urban poor in...

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    Food wastage is a shame in any country, but more so in India, with its high rates of food poverty. To counter this, the campaign Plateful of Hope has been started by students of Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University. The students have tied up with NGOs to collect surplus food and are also raising awareness through social media. Besides hospitality establishments, which usually have plenty of...

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