Today Uttar Pradesh Govt. Officially Launched Annapurna Bhojanalya Scheme
Today, the Uttar Pradesh Government has officially announced that Annapurna Bhojanalya Scheme. During the announcement, CM said that everyone will be given food for Rs 5 so that no person in the state sleeps hungry.
Minister Adityanath tweeted that this scheme was aimed at ensuring that no one goes hungry in UP. The Annapurna Bhojanalya will serve unlimited portions, it said.
Breakfast, which could include porridge, tea and pakoras and poha (beaten rice), will cost Rs. 3 and lunch and dinner, with rice, rotis, dal and seasonal vegetables, will cost Rs. 5 each. A basic plan has been drafted, for now, said officials, and will be refined.
The Yogi Adityanath government had begun work on the scheme days after it took over in March, but the formal launch will take a few more weeks.
It plans to set up 200 of such subsidized kitchens across the state and urban and semi-urban areas are being identified to ensure the poor benefit. The government hopes to serve a lot of migrant labor in cities like capital Lucknow, most of them from eastern UP and the Nepal Terai belt, who mostly live on the road and cook there too.