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Objective : Rajasthan Indira Rasoi Yojana (earlier Annapurna Rasoi Scheme) to provide 2 times meals (breakfast / lunch) at low rates for poor, check details here

Rajasthan government has launched Indira Rasoi Yojana to ensure that no person sleeps hungry (Koi Bhukha Naa Soye) in the state. CM Ashok Gehlot on 22 June 2020 announced that meals twice a day will soon be made available to the poor people at low rates. The state govt. will spend Rs. 100 crore per annum for this Indira Rasoi Scheme. Moreover, govt. will make use of the Information Technology to effectively monitor this scheme.

Indira Rasoi Yojana is an upgraded version of the previously running Annapurna Rasoi Yojana in Rajasthan. In this scheme, the state govt. will ensure that all the needy and hungry people will get hygienic and nutritious food. The Rajasthan govt. will take the help of Local Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Indira Rasoi Yojana implementation.

CM has launched this Indira Rasoi Yojana which would be beneficial during Coronavirus un-locking period as well as post COVID-19 period.  The scheme will be rolled in 213 urban local bodies of the state.

Rajasthan Indira Rasoi Yojana 2020

Indira Rasoi Yojana has started in 12 municipalities of Jaipur district. The food menu of the plate being served under the Indira Rasoi Yojana will have the following.

  •  100 Gram of pulses
  • 100 Gram of vegetables
  • 250 Grams chapatti
  • Pickles

The items on the plate can be altered as per the local requirement recommended by the district-level committees. Food quality will be checked by the district-level committees from time to time and complaints can be lodged with district collectors.

Indira Rasoi Yojana – Timings for Meals

The food will be made available in the morning from 8.30 am till 1 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm in the evening.

CM Ashok Gehlot said that “There is a dearth of nutritious food and it is with the idea that nobody goes to sleep hungry that I am announcing this today. Indira Gandhi was a great leader and the reason behind the creation of Bangladesh, she brought in the Green Revolution, conducted the nuclear tests in Phokran during 1974. In the memory of the great leader, we have decided that Indira Rasoi Yojana will be started soon under which nobody will sleep hungry.” Chief Minister mentioned this while addressing the virtual launching of a state-level Covid-19 awareness programme through video conferencing from his residence.

2 Times Meals at Low Rates to Poor

In December 2016, former CM Vasundhara Raje had launched Annapurna Rasoi Yojana. It was a subsidized meal scheme offering breakfast for Rs. 5 and lunch for Rs. 8 on the lines of Amma Canteens of Tamil Nadu. The scheme was aimed to benefit labourers, rickshaw pullers, auto-rickshaw drivers, students, working women, senior citizens among others. Now the state govt. of Rajasthan has started Indira Rasoi Yojana as an updated version of the previous Annapoorna Rasoi Scheme.

In the new Rajasthan Indira Rasoi Yojana, needy people living in the jurisdiction of urban local bodies (ULBs) will be getting nutritious meals twice a day at concessional rates. The rate for the meals has been finalized. The new scheme will function after keeping in mind the requirements and tastes of every municipality.

For the implementation purpose, IT would be used to ensure smooth functioning and monitoring of the Indira Rasoi Yojana. A committee headed by the district collector will be monitoring this Yojana and the government will spend around Rs 100 crore each year on the scheme. Partnership of local NGOs will also be ensured for the proper functioning of the scheme.