Government of Rajasthan is going to start an eximious plan for civilians of the state in the form of Annapurna Rasoi Yojna. Under this plan, people will be provided fine quality, nutritious and hygienic food at very minimal rates.
The scheme will focus mainly on wagers, rickshaw-pullers, autowalas, employess, students, working women, elderly people and other helpless people providing them breakfast for Rs. 5 per plate. Also, for Rs. 8 per plate, they will be provided lunch and dinner also.
As per an official release, with the motive of food for all, respect for all, during the first phase of the scheme, it will be started in 12 cities including capital city Jaipur and other cities like Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Kota, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Pratapgarh, Dungarpur, Banswara, Bara and Jhalawar. With the help of 80 vehicles, on the places marked by either government department or by related municipal, three time meal will be provided by the government. Also, the electricity supply will be arranged by these government bodies only.
The scheme is likely to bring plethora of support and help for people, especially for the underprivileged section of the state and will start from December. The breakfast plate costing Rs.5 will contain 250 gram of food and the lunch and dinner plate costing Rs. 8 will contain 350 grams of food. After the start of this plan, the ongoing Akshay kaleva scheme will be stopped. The mobile food vans will be available on most crowded places of these 12 cities.
The chief of Department of Local Bodies, Dr. Manjeet Singh mentioned that the scheme was approved in the cabinet meeting. Now the department is making preparations to issue the tender for the food vans. In the van, the food will be available in just-to-cook form and the food ingredients will be fresh and hygiene. The food van will be available from morning 8 A.M. till 9.30 P.M. and there will be 10 food items available in both lunch and dinner. As per the calculations, every person’s meal will cost Rs. 25 and apart from Rs. 5 and Rs. 8 paid by the customers, the rest of the cost will be sustained by the state government.