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Rajasthan govt to launch Indira Rasoi Yojana for poor

Indira Rasoi Yojana will provide nutritious food to poor and needy twice a day on concessional rates.

Jun 24, 2020 14:36 IST
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Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot announced on June 24 that the state government has been planning to launch Indira Rasoi Yojana (Indira Kitchen Scheme) to fulfill the government’s resolution of ‘No one Sleeps Hungry’.

The scheme will provide nutritious food to poor and needy twice a day on concessional rates. The Chief Minister made an announcement regarding the scheme while launching the COVID-19 awareness programme via virtual conference.

The state chief minister informed that the government will spend 100 crore every year on the scheme. To effectively run and monitor this scheme, the state government will line up local NGOs’ and will take the help of IT.

Rajasthan CM on Indira Rasoi Yojana:

The announcement regarding the launch of Indira Rasoi Yojana was done by the Ashok Gehlot who was launching the COVID-19 awareness programme through virtual conference from his official residence.

While discussing the scheme, he mentioned that the prices of the meals are yet to be finalized, the food for the scheme will be prepared as per the requirements and tastes of every municipal area.

Mr. Gehlot also released audio jingles, five types of posters, and video films. He also flagged off five vans loaded with equipment and publicity material provided by the United Nations Population Fund and the National Health Mission.

Meal scheme by previous BJP govt in the state:

The previous BJP government in Rajasthan in December 2016 had also launched a subsidised meal scheme named Annapuran Rasoi Yojana. It offered breakfast at Rs. 5 and lunch at Rs. 8, the prices were on the lines of Tamil Nadu’s ‘Amma Unavagam’ (mother’s canteen).

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