Inspired by Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Amma Jayalalithaa, Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan has inaugurated a new scheme ‘Annapurna Rasoi Yojana’ on December 16 to feed poor, Dalit and Gujjar women. The new scheme will provide food to poor people at affordable price.
The new scheme offers breakfast for Rs 5 and lunch for just Rs 8 only. Rajasthan Government’s new scheme will offer the best food to the poor people at pay for rates.
Launching the new scheme, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said, “The government is going to open more outlets across the state. Within two weeks, we can open more than 80 outlets in 12 districts of Rajasthan to help poor those who are starving for food.
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The main objective of this scheme is to assist economically poor people, Dalits, and Gujjar women. The Govt of Rajasthan is planning to expand this new project in future and looking forward to taking the number to 200-250. People can get hot meals with various dishes.”
“The Annapurna Rasoi Yojana offers the best food with various dishes. I tried them just now, and it is very yummy. The Government is providing the food at affordable prices especially for those who work hard and poor people,” she added.
Vasundhara said, “Daily there are a lot of people coming to the city for searching jobs and live in the most uncomfortable places because they have nothing to go back to. Under such cases, the new scheme is very useful for the people who did a lot of hard work around the clock, and they will have taken care of by the Government.”
she added that “It is not about weakening them but giving them a chance to feed themselves at a much cheaper rate. We actually believe that it is important because, if a man works hard 24/7 he does not need to fill his stomach, especially if he is underprivileged.”
She said Annapurna means ‘Bhandaar,’ so there should be no shortage for anybody. Along with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Shreechand Kriplani, Autonomous Regime and City Development Minister, MLA Ashok Parnani and Mayor Ashok Lahoti have also participated in the launching event. Apart from these Rajasthan Power Minister, Suman Sharma, State Woman Commission President, Parliamentary Secretary Kailash Verma, MLAs Mohanlal Gupta and Surendra Parekh, CEO Hemant Gera were also graced the event.
Raje also congratulated power department for fitting LED streetlights and supplying LED bulbs.