Rajasthan Government to launch ‘Indira Rasoi Yojna’

To provide pure and nutritious food to the economically weaker sections of the society,  the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot on 22nd June 2020 announced ‘Indira Rasoi Yojna (Indira Kitchen Scheme).

Under the scheme, food will be available at a concessional rate twice a day to make sure no one sleeps hungry in state. For the successful implementation of the scheme, the state government will rope in local Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in every district of the state. For monitoring and evaluating the progress of the scheme, Information Technology will be used. In every district, a committee headed by the district collector will also be set up for monitoring the scheme.

For the scheme, Rs 100 crore will be spent every year by the state government. The rate for the meals under the Indira Rasoi Yojna has not been finalized yet.

On 31st March 2020 the tenure of the previous subsidized meal scheme of the Rajasthan state government-‘Annapurna Rasoi Yojana’ had expired. This scheme was launched in December 2016 by then Chief Minister, Vasundhra Raju. Under this scheme lunch and breakfast was provided for Rs 8 and Rs 5 respectively.

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