A brand new kitchen scheme, named after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, will shortly be launched in Rajasthan for offering nutritious meals to the poor and needy twice a day on concessional charges.
The State authorities will spend ₹100 crore yearly on the scheme.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot mentioned right here that the Indira Rasoi Yojana would fulfil the authorities’s promise not to let anybody sleep hungry. Non-governmental organisations can be roped in for working the scheme, and the implementation can be successfully monitored with the assist of knowledge expertise.
Mr. Gehlot made the announcement whereas inaugurating an consciousness marketing campaign on COVID-19 by means of video-conference from his official residence. While the costs for the meals are but to be finalised, the meals will probably be ready preserving in thoughts the necessities and tastes of each municipal space.
The earlier BJP authorities had additionally launched a subsidised meal scheme, Annapuran Rasoi Yojana, in December 2016, providing breakfast and lunch for ₹5 and ₹eight respectively on the traces of Tamil Nadu’s ‘Amma Unavagam’ (mom’s canteen).
Mr. Gehlot launched 5 sorts of posters, audio jingles and video movies and flagged off 5 vans loaded with publicity materials and tools supplied by the National Health Mission and the United Nations Population Fund.