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WB Mamata Kitchen Scheme 2020 has been launched by the West Bengal government. The state govt. aims to supports lakhs of migrant workers who suffered massive financial setback due to job losses because of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. All those migrants will get meals at Rs. 5 in the Didir Rannaghar (Mamata’s Kitchen) Scheme.
Mamata Kitchen (Didir Rannaghar) Scheme 2020
Mamata Kitchen or Didir Rannaghar Scheme is a community kitchen scheme launched by the West Bengal government. Each meal will cost as little as Rs. 5 during Durga Puja period. The community kitchen will be functional every day between 11 am to 3 pm. The menu will change on daily basis and will comprise of mostly vegetarian and will include rice, dal (pulses), mix vegetable, ‘shukto’ (vegetable stew) soyabean, ‘khichdi’ (cooked rice and lentils), papad.
Implementation of Mamata’s Kitchen Scheme
As West Bengal prepares itself for measured Durga Puja celebrations 2020 amid social distancing, Mamata’s Kitchen Scheme would be a boon for poor people. Didir Rannaghar Kitchen initiative by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is launched in association with various party clubs. The initiative will bring smiles on lakhs of people who are struggling to find even one square meal a day.
These Mamata kitchens have already started functioning in various parts of West Bengal state. It includes Howrah district, Belgachhia (in Kolkata) and Barrackpore in North 24-Parganas district. The state govt. also plans to run similar kitchens across the state for the duration of the festive season.
Major Beneficiaries of WB Mamata Kitchen Scheme
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, WB govt. has decided to stand beside the people, primarily those belonging to the underprivileged sections/unorganised sectors. These poor people have suffered a lot due to the pandemic situation. The state govt. is hopeful that “Didir Rannaghar” will benefit such people from economically weaker sections and workers immensely.
New Clothes to Poor People
Apart from Cooked Food in Mamata Kitchen Scheme, the state govt. is planning to donate clothes to poor people so they can wear new clothes during the festive seasons. WB Didir Rannaghar is a pledge undertaken by the TMC led state govt. to support those who are battling to feed their family members due to job loss.
Hygiene Measures in Mamata’s Kitchen Scheme
A special attention will be paid to hygiene in these Mamata kitchens. The state govt. will popularize Didir Rannaghar Scheme to make them popular and several posters with public hygiene messages will be put up at block level. WB govt. has already started nearly 700 Sramojibi canteen (community kitchen) across the state. The party has also also initiated 50 health clinics and safe houses for the poor who cannot afford expensive health care facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) about the WB Mamata Kitchen Scheme 2020:-
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What is Mamata Kitchen Scheme
It is a major community kitchen scheme to provide food to poor people / migrant workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak
What is the other name of Mamata’s Kitchen Scheme
Didir Rannaghar Scheme
What is the rate at which meal will be provided
What is the time of providing food in Mamata Kitchen Scheme
11 a.m to 3 p.m
What is the menu in Didir Rannaghar Scheme
Meals will comprise of mostly vegetarian including rice, dal (pulses), mix vegetable, ‘shukto’ (vegetable stew) soyabean, ‘khichdi’ (cooked rice and lentils), papad.