Highlights

Ashok Gehlot Rajasthan CM recently directed his officials to begin Indira Rasoi Yojana from 20 August 2020. CM Gehlot said it is another step towards realising the resolve of Rajasthan Govt’s “No Hunger No Sleep”. Under this scheme, the needy and poor will get healthy and nutritious food at Rs 8/plate. The Rajasthan govt will spend Rs 100 Crores every year on the scheme.

The Scheme

The Indira Rasoi Yojana named after former PM Indira Gandhi, will run in 358 kitchens in 213 urban local bodies of the state. Under the Yojana a menu of 100 grams of pulses, 100 grams of vegetables, 250 grams of chapati and pickles will be served to 4.87 crore people annually. While all the necessary measures will be taken to prevent the spread of the novel covid-19 a monitoring committee at the State and District level will be formed to ensure the quality of the food.

All the beneficiary under this scheme will get the information about the Yojana on his or her mobile as he or she takes the coupon. Through an IT-enabled monitoring system the food preparation in the kitchen will be monitored through mobile apps and CCTV.

Backthrow

Before this Annapurna Yojana was launched however, the recently launched Indira Rasoi Yojana will be different. Beneficiaries won’t be fed through a movable kitchen installed in a van. A permanent kitchen with a place for people to sit will be instead. It is said that a total of Rs 20/plate will cost the govt in which the Rajasthan govt will pay Rs 12 and the remaining Rs 8 will be paid by the beneficiary.

Construction

Construction of 2 kitchens per Municipality and 5 kitchens per City council and a maximum of 8 kitchens per municipal corporation will be done. The kitchen will be constructed in a govt or NGO building. The construction will be done is such a manner that people can sit and eat on the premises itself. The management will be inspired by Chennai’s “Amma Ki Rasoi”.

Indira Rasoi Yojana by Rajasthan Govt Indira Rasoi Yojana by Rajasthan Govt