Uttar Pradesh government is emulating the ‘Amma Canteens’, a model subsidized food scheme of Tamil Nadu government, by launching Annapurna Bhojnalayas in UP to provide nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner at a heavily subsidized rates.
The scheme will benefit people belonging to economically weaker section and poor labourer in Uttar Pradesh.
The labour department has scheduled a meeting for 12 April to present the scheme and it is expected that the CM Yogi Adityanath will attend the presentation. The department is working round the clock to complete the scheme presentation.
As per the information, the breakfast will available at just 3 rupees and the cost of nutritious lunch would be Rs. 5 only. In the starting phase, the scheme will be implemented in Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow and Gorakhpur.
The similar scheme in running in Rajasthan, the state of BJP government, where they providing breakfast at 5 rupees and lunch and dinner for Rs. 8.
Under Annapurna Bhojnalayas Scheme in UP, the government is creating the plan to run about 200 such subsidized meal canteens across the state.