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Mumbai dabbawalas set to get low-cost homes

Ajit Pawar, who heads the state’s finance ministry, had convened a meeting to discuss various issues concerning the dabbawalas at Mantralaya on Thursday.

| Mumbai | Published: February 14, 2020 1:03:26 pm
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The Maharashtra government has decided to provide low-cost homes to Mumbai’s dabbawalas under the centrally-sponsored Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar issued directives in this regard on Thursday. Pawar, who heads the state’s finance ministry, had convened a meeting to discuss various issues concerning the dabbawalas at Mantralaya on Thursday. He also ordered authorities to build a Bhavan (centre) dedicated to the dabbawalas in Mumbai.

Subhash Talekar, operations head of the Mumbai Dabbawala Association, welcomed the move.

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