MP Govt to launch a Yojana to provide subsidised food to the poor

The Maharashtra government is going to introduce a scheme aimed at offering food to the poor in urban areas at a highly subsidised rate.

Created On: Apr 7, 2017 15:10 ISTModified On: Apr 7, 2017 15:15 IST

The Madhya Pradesh government is all set to launch Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana in its districts on the evening of 7 April 2017.

The scheme named after late political leader Deendayal Upadhyaya aims to provide food to the poor in urban areas at a subsidised rate. It would be launched in 51 district headquarters across the state in the first phase.

The yojana will be inaugurated by the state’s Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Gwalior.

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Key Highlights

• The scheme involves opening of canteens that will provide a full meal at Rs 5.

• The meal would include four rotis, one sabzi, and dal.

• The Thali would be made available from 11 am to 3 pm.

• Aside from this, wheat and rice would also be made available at the canteens at Rs one each through fair price shops.

• Local municipal bodies will ensure availability of water and electricity completely free of cost.

• The funds required for the setting up of these centres would be provided under the Chief Minister’s Urban Infrastructure Scheme.

• The arrangement is aimed to feed at least 2000 people at a time.

• More centres will be opened in the big cities depending upon the need.

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According to the Urban Development Minister Maya Singh, the Deendayal Rasoi Yojana will be implemented in at least one place in every district headquarters. Along with this, the Minister assured that though the food would be cheap, it would be delicious, nutritious and of a very good quality.

The scheme’s smooth implementation would be monitored by the District Level Coordination and Monitoring Committee.


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