Madhya Pradesh Government has launched Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana, a populist subsidised meal scheme for poor in the state.
The scheme has been named after the BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya. The first phase of the scheme was launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in 49 districts headquarters across the state.
With this, Madhya Pradesh becomes third state in the country to launch populist subsidised meal scheme. Tamil Nadu was first to launch such scheme under brand name of Amma Canteens followed by Rajasthan.
- Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana will provide a full nutritious meal to poor people, workers and their families at subsidised rate of Rs. 5.
- To implement the populist subsidised meal scheme, food centres (canteens) will be opened at each district. In case of big districts, more than one centre will be set up in accordance to local needs.
- These centres will have arrangement to cater at least 2000 persons every day. They will provide cheap, good quality, nutritious and delicious food.
- The funds for setting up these centres will be made available under CM’s Urban Infrastructure Scheme. Besides, local municipal bodies will make the water and electricity available free-of-cost to these centres.