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Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan addressing the gathering
Annapurna Rasoi Yojna (ARY) was launched by the honourable chief minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje Ji on December 15, 2016. According to the Vasundhara Raje scheme which was launched at Nagar Nigam Mukhyalaya, Lal Kothi, Tonk Road, Jaipur government will serve breakfast and food at very affordable prices to the poor people of Rajasthan state.
The important decision of Hon’ble Chief Minister will change the face of per party forever. In this scheme, the government has introduced many small canteens throughout the state. These canteens are known as Annapurna Rasoi. The rasois are hygienic and will offer food to needy and poor people of the state at a very reasonable price.
In the first phase of the Annapurna Rasoi Yojna, government has introduced Annapurna Rasois to the districts of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Kota, Udaypur, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Pratapgarh, Banswada, Dungarpur, Bara and Jhalawad. The government on December 15 said that they will provide food through 80 vans at those places which have marked by Nagar Nigam and government departments.
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Chief Minister feeding a morsel to a Gurjar and a Dalit woman at the Annapurna Rasoi Yojna’s launch in Nagar Nigam, Lal Kothi
“Rajasthan government is keen to start the scheme in all districts in second phase. We have also selected the dress for the employers of Annapurna Rasoi Yojana Rajasthan”, said Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan. "You will find another such 80 outlets in 12 districts of Rajasthan in the next 15 days. Apart from this, we are planning to cover another 15 districts, and so on, in order to take the number to 200-250. People will get ready hot meals. I tried them and they are very tasty. People can choose out of number of dishes available here".
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Annapurna Rasoi Van
"There are a lot of people who come to the big cities in search of work and live in the most uncomfortable surroundings because they have nothing to go back to. Under such circumstances, it is very important that those who work 24-hours a day are taken care of by the government. So, it is not about weakening them, but about giving them an opportunity to feed themselves at a much cheaper rate. We really believe that it is important because, if a man works hard, he does need to fill his stomach, especially if he is poor," added Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
As per the government, the scheme will be implemented throughout Rajasthan in several phases. The initial phase of the scheme has already been launched in 12 districts of the state, and soon the scheme will be implemented in other districts of the state as well. According to the sources, the Annapurna Rasoi Yojna is one of the Vasundhara Raje Schemes for gearing up for the 2018 assembly elections.
Name of the Scheme – Annapurna Rasoi Yojna (ARY)
Launched by – Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Ji
Date of Launch – 15 December 2016
Place of Launch – Municipality Corporation Headquarters, Lal Kothi
Number of Districts Chosen for Phase – I – 12
Breakfast – Rs.5/-
Lunch – Rs.8/-
Dinner – Rs.8/-
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje Ji has taken a leaf out of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s book of Schemes. Amma Unavagam is a food subsidisation programme run by the Government of Tamil Nadu in India and was launched by former CM Jayalalithaa. Under both these schemes, the governments are serving food to the needy and poor people of their respective states at a very reasonable and affordable price, and municipality corporation of the state is running the canteens (Amma Canteen and Annapurna Rasoi) serving subsidised food.
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Amma tasting the food of Amma Canteen