Indira Rasoi Yojana launched by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot via videoconferencing on the occasion of Sadhabavana Diwas (former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi`s birth anniversary 20th August). Under this scheme, the nutritious food will be provide to the poor and needy people tice a day on concessional rates.The state government will spend Rs.100 crore every year on the scheme.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot announced that the state govt. will soon launch a new scheme in Rajasthan “Indira Rasoi Yojana”, “Indira Kitchen” that will provide pure and nutritious meals to the needy on concessional rates twice a day.
Earlier in December 2016, former state government had launched the “Annapuna Rasoi Yojana” a subsidies meal scheme offering breakfast and lunch for Rs.5 and Rs. 8 respectively on the lines of ‘Amma Unavagam of Tamil Nadu.
India Rasoi Yojana
The state government of Rajasthan will launch Indira Rasoi Yojana for the poor. This scheme will start to ensure that no one sleeps hungry in the state. Non-governmental organisation would be roped in for running the scheme and the implementation would be effectively monitored with the help of information technology.
CM Ashok Gehlot made the announcement while inaugurating an awareness campaign on COVID-19 through video conference from his official residence. While the price for the meals are yet to be finalised, the food will be prepared keeping in mind the requirements and testes of every municipal area.
Features of Indira Rasoi Yojana
- Indira Rasoi Yojana would fulfil the govt. promise not to let anyone sleep hungry.
- The scheme target to serve food to 1.34 lakh people per day in the state.
- The sate govt. will spend Rs.100 crore every year on the Indira Rasoi Yojana (Indira Kitchen Scheme).
- Local NGOs will also be roped in for the successful implementation of the scheme
- CM launched 325 kitchens out of the 358 proposed Indira Rasois in 213 urban bodies across the state.
- As part of the scheme, 100gm of pulses, 100gm of vegetables, 250gm of chapati and pickles per plate will be provided to the people.