Annapurna Rasoi Yojana Replaced with इंदिरा रसोई योजना in राजस्थान: Rajasthan government had launched Indira Rasoi Yojana 2023 to ensure that no person sleeps hungry (Koi Bhukha Naa Soye) in the state. CM Ashok Gehlot on 22 June 2020 announced that meals twice a day are made available to the poor people at low rates. The state govt. will spend Rs. 250 crore per annum for this Indira Rasoi Scheme as announced in Rajasthan Budget 2022-23. The state govt. is making use of the Information Technology to effectively monitor this scheme. The official website for Indira Rasoi Yojna is indirarasoi.rajasthan.gov.in
Indira Rasoi Yojana Latest Updates
Rajasthan Govt Expands Indira Canteen Scheme
Rajasthan government has increased the number of kitchens under its “Indira Rasoi scheme” from 358 to 1,000. Under Indira Canteen scheme, the state govt. is providing nutritious food at a nominal price. Indira Rasoi Yojana was earlier launched in August 2020, was stopped for two years due to the pandemic and has now been restarted.
At least 20 ministers and MLAs have been demanding the opening of more Indira Rasois in their constituencies such as Dausa, Sawai Madhopur, Karauli, Dholpur, Jaipur and Kota. With the opening of new kitchens, the state government’s financial burden will go up by about Rs. 150 crore annually. Out of 642 new kitchens, 46 will be in Jaipur. At Indira Rasoi, the cost of a full meal is Rs 25. However, the state government provides the subsidy of Rs. 17 per thali and only Rs. 8 is charged. So far, more than 5.5 crore people have been provided meals through this Indira Canteen scheme. With the addition, the government aims to serve 12.85 crore people.
According to the officials, new posts of cooks have been created. Applications are being sought from the institutions wishing to operate the kitchens. The kitchens were usually set up at railway stations, bus stands, hospitals, markets and government buildings. Now, Indira Rasois will be started in C and D category agricultural produce markets as well.
राजस्थान इंदिरा रसोई योजना 2023
Indira Rasoi Yojana is an upgraded version of the previously running Annapurna Rasoi Yojana in Rajasthan. In this scheme, the state govt. will ensure that all the needy and hungry people will get hygienic and nutritious food. The Rajasthan govt. will take the help of Local Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Indira Rasoi Yojana implementation. It features are as follows:-
- लाभार्थी को 8 रूपये में शुद्ध, ताजा एवं पोष्टिक भोजन
- सम्मानपूर्वक एक स्थान पर बैठाकर भोजन व्यवस्था
- राज्य सरकार द्वारा 17 रूपये प्रति थाली अनुदान (पहले 12 रूपये अनुदान दिया जाता था जिसे बड़ा कर 17 रूपये कर दिया गया है)
- योजना हेतु प्रतिवर्ष 250 करोड रूपये का प्रावधान
- प्रतिदिन 3.52 लाख व्यक्ति एवं प्रतिवर्ष 12.85 करोड़ लोगां को लाभान्वित करने का लक्ष्य। आवश्यकता के अनुरूप इसे और बढ़ाया जा सकता है।
- सामान्यतः दोपहर का भोजन प्रातः 8:30 बजे से मध्यान्ह 1:00 बजे तक एवं रात्रिकालीन भोजन सांयकाल 5:00 बजे से 8:00 बजे तक उपलब्ध कराया जायेगा।
- भोजन मेन्यू में मुख्य रूप से प्रति थाली 100 ग्राम दाल, 100 ग्राम सब्जी, 250 ग्राम चपाती एवं आचार सम्मिलित है।
Under Indira Rasoi Scheme, the total number of Indira Rasoi across the state have been increased to 1,000 as was earlier announced in Rajasthan Budget 2022-23.
Indira Rasoi Yojana in Rajasthan Budget 2022-23
Food Items in Indira Rasoi Yojana 2023
The food menu of the plate being served under the Indira Rasoi Yojana is having the following things:-
- 100 Gram of pulses
- 100 Gram of vegetables
- 250 Grams chapatti
The items on the plate can be altered as per the local requirement recommended by the district-level committees. Food quality will be checked by the district-level committees from time to time and complaints can be lodged with district collectors.
Apply Online at Official Website of Indira Rasoi Yojana
The official website for Indira Rasoi Yojana is https://indirarasoi.rajasthan.gov.in/. People can apply online for Indira Rasoi Yojna by clicking at the “Sign In” option present at the homepage. This will redirect the citizens to the SSO ID Registration & Login page which can even be reached using the direct link – https://sso.rajasthan.gov.in/signin?RU=INDIRARASOI
Indira Rasoi Yojana – Timings for Meals
The food will be made available in the morning from 8.30 am till 1 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm in the evening. इंदिरा रसोई योजना से बदलेगा जीवन, कोई भूखा नहीं सोए, यही है राजस्थान सरकार का प्रण। CM Ashok Gehlot said that “There is a dearth of nutritious food and it is with the idea that nobody goes to sleep hungry that I am announcing this today.
Indira Gandhi was a great leader and the reason behind the creation of Bangladesh, she brought in the Green Revolution, conducted the nuclear tests in Phokran during 1974. In the memory of the great leader, govt. has started Indira Rasoi Yojana under which nobody will sleep hungry.” Chief Minister mentioned this while addressing the virtual launching of a state-level programme through video conferencing from his residence.
Indira Rasoi Yojana Progress Report till 2 September 2022
Rajasthan govt’s ambitious Indira Rasoi Yojana has provided meals at subsidized rates to 5.5 crore people. Under Indira Rasoi Scheme 2023, meals are provided at Rs. 8 in around 358 kitchens and now 642 kitchens have been added (rasoi number increased to 1000 as was previously announced in Rajasthan Budget 2022-23). The state govt. has ensured that no poor sleeps without food and these kitchens turned out to be successful model.
Food is available in Indira Rasoi Yojana b/w 8 am to 1 pm in the morning and 5 pm to 8 pm in the evening. District administrators and Local self government (LSG) departments are regularly monitoring the quality of food. A menu of 100 gm of pulses, 100 gm of vegetables, 250 gm of chapati and pickle has been fixed by the state govt. of Rajasthan.
Grant to Operators in Indira Rasoi Yojana
In order to develop the infrastructure, the Rajasthan state govt. has provided Rs. 4.87 lakh to each operator. Every year, Rs. 2 lakh grant would also be provided. The cost of plate will be Rs. 25 but it would be provided at subsidized rates of Rs. 8 per plate. Operators would ensure social distancing and sanitization in the Kitchen.
The existing government of Rajasthan had overhauled the Annapurna Rasoi Scheme launched by former CM Vasundhara Raje to serve food at subsidized rates across the state. It is because the Rajasthan govt. wants to provide food to poor after spending money in a transparent manner.
Features & Highlights of Indira Rasoi Yojana 2023
Here are the important features and highlights of Indira Rasoi Yojana 2023 in Rajasthan state:-
- Pure, fresh and nutritious food to the beneficiary for 8 rupees.
- Food respectfully sitting in one place.
- Rs. 17 per plate grant by the state government.
- Provision of Rs. 100 crore per year for 358 kitchens. Additional 642 kitchens will incur an expenditure of Rs. 150 crore. Thus a total amount of Rs. 250 crore every year would be spent on Indira Rasoi Yojana.
- Aim to benefit 3.52 lakh people daily and 12.85 crore people per year. This can be further increased as per the requirement.
- Normally, lunch will be made available from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and night meal from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
- The food menu mainly includes 100 grams of pulses per plate, 100 grams of vegetables, 250 grams of chapatti and pickles.
2 Times Meals at Low Rates to Poor
In December 2016, former CM Vasundhara Raje had launched Annapurna Rasoi Yojana. It was a subsidized meal scheme offering breakfast for Rs. 5 and lunch for Rs. 8 on the lines of Amma Canteens of Tamil Nadu. The scheme was aimed to benefit labourers, rickshaw pullers, auto-rickshaw drivers, students, working women, senior citizens among others. Now the state govt. of Rajasthan has started Indira Rasoi Yojana as an updated version of the previous Annapoorna Rasoi Scheme.
In the new Rajasthan Indira Rasoi Yojana, needy people living in the jurisdiction of urban local bodies (ULBs) will be getting nutritious meals twice a day at concessional rates. The rate for the meals has been finalized at Rs. 8. The new scheme will function after keeping in mind the requirements and tastes of every municipality.
For the implementation purpose, IT would be used to ensure smooth functioning and monitoring of the Indira Rasoi Yojana. A committee headed by the district collector will be monitoring this Yojana and the government will spend around Rs 250 crore each year on the scheme. Partnership of local NGOs will also be ensured for the proper functioning of the scheme.
Source / Reference Link: https://indirarasoi.rajasthan.gov.in/pdfDownload/09252020153216PMCUTTNGS.pdf
Earlier Annapurna Rasoi Yojana in Rajasthan
Annapurna Rasoi Yojana was an ambitious meal scheme launched by the state Government of Rajasthan to provide subsidized meal in the state. The subsidized meal scheme “Annapurna Rasoi Yojana” was launched with the tagline “Sabke liye bhojan, sabke liye sammaan (Food for all, respect for all)”.
The scheme launch was marked by CM Vasundhara Raje feeding a morsel to a Dalit and a Gurjar woman at Jaipur Municipal Corporation campus. The scheme was implemented through Jeevan Sambal Trust.
Objective of Annapurna Rasoi Yojana
The main objective of Annapurna Rasoi Yojana was to provide food to all those looking for food they can afford. The scheme aimed to primarily help labourers, rickshaw pullers, auto-rickshaw drivers, students, working women, senior citizens, and others to have breakfast and lunch at affordable rates.
Annapurna Rasoi Yojana – Cost of Meal
Breakfast under the Annapurna Rasoi Yojana sold at just Rs. 5 while lunch was available for Rs. 8 only. The actual cost of the meal was around Rs. 23.70 for lunch and Rs. 21.70 for breakfast. The customer will have to borne only Rs. 5 and Rs. 8 for breakfast and lunch respectively while rest will be funded by the state government.
The meals under the scheme were cooked and served by the staff trained in hospitality. The staff working under the scheme had a unique uniform along with gloves, caps and apron.