Following the footsteps of Amma canteen started by Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has launched Annapurna Rasoi vans in select districts of Rajasthan. The canteen has been launched with the tagline of “Sabke liye bhojan, sabke liye sammaan (Food for all, respect for all)”.
Annapurna Rasois (in form of mobile kitchen van) have been launched to provide quality food at subsidised rates. Under the scheme, breakfast will be provided for Rs 5 and lunch and dinner for Rs 8 to the poor. The scheme is run under the public-private partnership mode.
The scheme has been initially launched at the seven divisional headquarters—Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Kota—and five other districts—Pratapgarh, Dungarpur, Banswara, Baran and Jhalawar.
CM Raje launched the scheme by feeding a morsel to a Dalit and Gurjar woman at Jaipur Municipal Corporation Headquarter. 25 vans have been allotted to Jaipur with other divisional headquarters being allotted 5 vans each.
The vans have been painted in the BJP colours of saffron and green.
In the first phase, scheme will cover 80 urban areas in 12 districts and will shortly be extended to 300 places across the state.