The "No One Sleeps Hungry" initiative, Indira Rasoi, has been launched in Rajasthan by the CM Gehlot government. The common man will be fed a meal for only Rs.8 and a sitting place will also be provided. To carry this goal further, the government has now chosen to start it in rural communities as well as urban parts of the state. These kitchens will be established in 1,000 villages across the state's 33 districts. The population of the village or town will be taken into consideration when operating the kitchen.
Under the proposal prepared by the government, new kitchens will be opened in a total 901 towns of the state. In this, one kitchen will be opened in a town with a population of 5 to 10 thousand, two in a town with a population of 10 to 20 thousand and three in a town with a population of more than 20 thousand. In this way, a total of 991 kitchens will be opened in 901 rural towns in the entire 33 districts. For this, on March 3 2023, the Secretary of Government issued an order in the name of all the collectors.
The Autonomous Government Department has just prepared a proposal to open kitchens according to the population of some villages and towns. In this, these kitchens will be started at 92 places in 84 villages of Jaipur district, which will be maximum in the state. Similarly, three kitchens, one each in three rural towns of Jaisalmer district Mohangarh, Ramgarh and Nachna, a total of 3 kitchens will be opened.
In Udaipur 12 kitchens will be opened, Jodhpur 54, Ajmer 32, Alwar 46, Banswara 18, Baran 16, Barmer 30, Bharatpur 31, Bhilwara 29, Bikaner 74, Chittorgarh 18, Churu 32, Dausa 26, Dungarpur 17, Hanumangarh 38, Jalore 60, Jhalawar Kitchens will be opened at 11, Jhunjhunu 47, Karauli 20, Nagaur 69, Pali 52, Sawai Madhopur 31, Sikar 55, Sirohi 23, Tonk 19, Rajsamand 6, Pratapgarh 4, Kota 7, Bundi 5, Dhaulpur 9 and Ganganagar at 5 places.
The government will also give out free land or space for kitchens in the countryside, just like open kitchens do in cities. The Block Development Officer (BDO) or CEO of the Zilla Parishad has been assigned responsibility for this. A committee has been established in each district that will receive proposals and select the firm or organization to manage the kitchen. The committee is chaired by the collector.
The meal's menu will consist of chapati, pickle, veggies, and dal. One kitchen has enough food to feed a maximum of 200 people (100 in the morning and 100 in the evening). At the time of Covid, the government had already begun this kitchen system. It now runs in more than 213 Civic areas across the state.
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