Mumbai, Jan. 29 -- The state government's subsidised meal scheme, Shiv Bhojan, which kicked off on Republic Day, received a good response with 96% of the meal plates being sold at 122 eateries across the state on Tuesday.

Officials from the state food and civil supplies department said 13,679 of the 14,180 thalis served at 122 eateries across the state were sold on Tuesday. The number of meals sold on day three saw a steep surge from the 11,300 meals sold on the day the scheme was launched and the 13,450 thalis sold on Monday.

On Tuesday, in Mumbai alone, 1,201 meal plates of the total 1,250 were sold at 10 eateries, including Nair Hospital, KEM Hospital, Sion Hospital, Cooper Hospital, VN Desai Hospital, the district collector's office a...