Yogi Government is planning for a scheme that will provide healthy meals to the under privileged sections of people at heavily subsidised rates. Under ‘Annapurna Bhojanalaya’ scheme, government canteens will serve breakfast for Rs 3 and lunch for Rs 5. This scheme will prove to be an unprecedented boon to the under privileged and economically weak people throughout Uttar Pradesh.
The Uttar Pradesh government is about to emulate the successful ‘Amma canteen’ scheme of Tamil Nadu which serves heavily subsidised and nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner to economically weak people.
Keeping the penury struck people in mind, Yogi government will be introducing ‘Annapurna Bhojanalaya’ scheme under which canteens will serve a complete breakfast consisting of idli sambhar, porridge and poha along with tea for rupees 3; and a full lunch including dal, rice, chapatti and vegetables for rupees 5. The food will be served in steel plates and water purifiers will be installed in the canteens
The CM has ordered the preparation of draft for the scheme and will be formally announced by himself once the drafts are finalized. This scheme will be introduced under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in 14 municipal corporations in cities like Lucknow, Kanpur, Ghaziabad and Gorakhpur across Uttar Pradesh.
Ever since Yogi has taken over the helm of Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav last month, he has been doing ground-breaking work from banning tobacco to introducing new educational schemes and from shutting down illegal abattoirs to introducing subsidised food schemes in the state. However, the biggest initiative was to waiver loans of up to Rs 1 lakh per farmer adding up to total of more than Rs 36,000 crore for the farmers.
With all the revolutionary schemes emerging out each day, Yogi-led government seems to be breaking the records and most of the schemes seem to be in good cause. But the real yardstick lies in how successfully and how long will these schemes get implemented and only time can tell if it is all action or mere small talk.