Maharashtra Shiv Bhojan Yojana to provide thali / meals to poor people has completed 1 year. In this Rs. 5 Meal Canteen Scheme, the state govt. is providing Shiv Thali to needy ones at price of just five rupees (earlier 10 Rs. per plate). This Shiv Food Scheme is named after the Shivaji Maharaj who was the king who worked for the welfare of poor people. Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Anna-rath are also operational in Maharashtra after launch of Shiv Meal Scheme.
1 Year of Maharashtra Shiv Bhojan Yojana 2021
The state govt. of Maharashtra had earlier launched Shiv Bhojan Yojana which has now completed 1 year. The state govt. has served over 3 crore subsidized thalis under the Shiv Bhojan Scheme across 905 centers. The state govt. has spent over Rs. 86 crore on the meal scheme. CM Uddhav Thackeray mentioned that the Shiv Bhojan Yojana has really helped the poor and during lockdown months when people didn’t have jobs, these centres were providing good quality food at nominal rates.
Rs. 5 Thali / Meal in Shiv Bhojan Yojana 2021
Shiv Bhojan Yojana was announced by the Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to provide food to poor people at subsidized price of ten rupees (now Rs. 5 per plate). This subsidized Rs. 5 Meal Canteen Scheme is implemented by Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Anna-rath started by the government. A single thali costs the govt. Rs. 45 in urban areas and Rs. 35 in rural areas.
The Shiv Food Thali Scheme had been running successfully in the state from the previous financial year i.e 2020. The Rs. 5 Shiv Meal Scheme is part of the MVA government’s official common minimum programme (CMP). The thali which was earlier priced at Rs. 10 per plate, since the lockdown has been imposed the govt. slashed the price to Rs. 5 making at affordable for people to have full meal.
Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Anna-rath
Shiv Thali Scheme was a pre poll promise of Shiv Sena which is now implemented by the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) govt. led by coalition of Shivsena-Congress-NCP. The Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Anna-rath are those vehicles from where the Rs. 5 Shiv Meal Yojana is being implemented. These food vans are serving meals at subsidized prices to needy and marginalised people.
Menu for Shiv Bhojan Yojana in Maharashtra
The meal also known as Shiv Thali includes the following things:-
- 2 chapatis
- Vegetable dish
- A portion of rice
- A portion of Dal or Curry.
The menu for Shiv Bhojan Yojana is changed every day. This Shiv Thali Scheme is following the similar lines of Tamil Nadu Amma Canteen, AP Anna Canteen Scheme & Karnataka Indira Canteen Scheme. This Shiv Bhojan Yojana does not discriminate any person on the basis of their caste, colour and religion. All the poor people who are needy or hungry can take benefits of this Shiv Thali Scheme. The scheme is being replicated by other states such as Delhi, Jharkhand, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.