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ISKCON temple in Dwarka feeds lakhs of poor

Updated: Mar 4

The ISKCON temple in Dwarka has been feeding lakhs of poor people since the lockdown was announced. The initiative is being supported by the Delhi government, which takes care of logistics and administration.


food for poor people

On the approach road to the ISKCON temple in Dwarka, a serpentine queue of e-rickshaws moves slowly through a makeshift checkpost manned by police personnel and government officials.

The checkposts, which have come up at various locations near the temple, are meant to sanitise the e-rickshaws, check the drivers’ temperature and issue slips mentioning the destinations the vehicles are expected to reach, carrying the cooked food.

The ISKCON  administration has been feeding scores of poor people since the lockdown was announced. The initiative is being supported by the Delhi government, which takes care of the logistics and administration.


The temple is feeding around 4 lakh to 4.5 lakh people daily, said Piyush Goyal, chairman of ISKCON , Dwarka, adding that people from seven Assembly constituencies in South Delhi district are being fed by the temple administration.


“Until now the entire cost has been borne by ISKCON  itself. Now that the lockdown has been extended, the Delhi government has offered to pay a subsidised amount to us. We are working closely with the government as norms like social distancing during food distribution need to be adhered to and that can be enforced by government officials,” said Mr. Goyal.

The food, delivered twice a day, is being distributed at approximately 200 localities in the district, officials said.

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