The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje on 15 October 2017 opened up the expansion of Annapurna Rasoi Yojna in all the 191 urban areas of the state. She also flagged off 50 Annapurna vans on the occasion at Ajmer.
The scheme, which aims to provide quality food to the needy of all categories at affordable rates, was earlier being implemented in selected cities of the state. The state government has now expanded it to cover all the urban areas.
The scheme will be implemented in all the urban areas of the state by 31 December 2017.
• Five hundred smart kitchen vans have been arranged for the scheme.
• Under the scheme, people can get breakfast for Rs 5 and lunch and dinner for Rs 8 each.
• The food menu contains around 50 dishes, which changes every day.
• The total estimated cost of implementation of the scheme would be around Rs 400 Cr.
About Annapurna Rasoi Yojna
• It is an ambitious meal scheme that was launched by the state government of Rajasthan in December 2016.
• It aims to provide daily meal to the needy beneficiaries in the state at subsidised rates.
• The scheme was implemented in the state in several phases. In the first phase, the government set up Annapurna canteens in 12 districts of the state including Ajmer, Udaipur, Bikaner, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
• Besides being affordable, the food provided in the canteens is highly nutritious and is prepared in a proper hygienic manner.
• Now, it would be extended to all the remaining districts as well.