MP starts Deendayal Rasoi Yojana

Q.  Which state has started an initiative called Deendayal Rasoi Yojana on the lines of Amma Canteen?
- Published on 11 Apr 17

a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Maharashtra
c. Meghalaya
d. Mizoram

ANSWER: Madhya Pradesh
MP starts Deendayal Rasoi YojanaMadhya Pradesh government started its ambitious ‘Deendayal Rasoi Yojana’ under which subsidised meals will be available at INR 5 per plate to people, especially the economically disadvantaged sections of society.

The initiative is on the lines of state run Amma Canteens, started by the former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, which served subsidised food at low prices.

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the scheme at Gwalior while in Bhopal mayor Alok Sharma inaugurated the scheme.

2017 was the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

In Bhopal, NGO Ghan Shyam Sewa Samiti will prepare food for average of 1500 to 2000 people daily in the Deendayal Rasoi set up near Sultania Hospital.

Deendayal Rasoi Yojana had been initiated keeping in mind the adequate arrangement for food along with housing for the poor working as labourers and in other trades as per the wish of chief minister.

In the first phase, the scheme would be inaugurated in 49 district headquarters on April 7 simultaneously between 6 to 7pm.

The scheme will be launched in Bhind and Umaria district later on due to by-elections.

In every district headquarter; Deendayal Rasoi Yojana will be implemented in at least one place. More than one centre would be set up in the big cities as per need.

Funds for setting up the Deendayal Rasois would be made available under chief minister’s urban infrastructure scheme.

An account would be opened for every centre at a nationalized bank of the local headquarters, she added.

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