Panaji: Nearly 40-odd children lodged at Apna Ghar have been eating dal and rice for over a month now, as the authorities have failed to pass the bills.
The children were earlier provided with chicken on Wednesday and milk regularly, which has stopped. Inquiries at Apna Ghar has revealed that one of the official has been delaying clearing of the bills, due to which there is shortage of food at this remand home.
There are over 40 children lodged here who had to spend their Diwali eating dal and rice. “This is what we can afford to give them right now. It is better than keeping them hungry,” an official said on the condition of anonymity.