Annapurna Bhojnalaya Yojana
Annapurna Bhojnalaya Yojana
The State Government of Uttar Pradesh has launched the Annapurna Bhojnalaya Yojana to provide nutritious food for poor people at low cost. Under this food welfare scheme, the poor people of the state are benefited with the chance of availing proper meal in the day. In this article, we look at Annapurna Bhojnalaya Yojana in detail.
To know about Annapurna Akshaya Patra Yojana
All the permanent residents of Uttar Pradesh State are eligible to apply for the scheme. Though the scheme is defined for the poor people like daily wage workers, construction labourers, rickshaw pullers and other workers, people of all classes can also avail the benefits.
Features of Annapurna Bhojnalaya Yojana
The below listed are some of the features of the Annapurna Bhojnalaya Yojana:
- The State Government provides breakfast, lunch and dinner at a highly subsidised rate.
- The Annapurna restaurant will be located in most prominent places of cities where the beneficiaries can avail the benefits of the scheme at a low cost.
- The Government wants all the poor people to get the benefits of availing the low cost yet high-quality foods.
- The beneficiaries can get breakfast for Rs. 3 and the lunch or dinner plate will be available for only Rs. 5. The Government ensures that all the poor people benefits of availing the low cost yet high-quality foods.
- The breakfast menu will include kachori, idli and sambhar, pakora, poha, channa bund and butter bund, which is served 7.00 am to 10 am. In the menu specified for lunch and dinner, the people will be able to get six pieces of chapaties or flatbread, curry, arhar dal with the ride, veg biriyani, and salad which is provided between 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm. The menu may differ as per the meal of the day.
Under this food providing scheme, the Government has allotted Rs. 150 crore for the successful implementation of the scheme. All the populated cities and towns will be covered under the scheme. This scheme has made the people stay healthy and thereby they could have better performance in their work, and that resulted in the effective development of the nation. Around 275 canteens and restaurants are planned to be established by the Government over all the state. This scheme has helped the people, especially children and women to have better food and thereby people dying of starvation is minimised to a considerable number.
Food Distribution Process
In order to provide high-grade service to the beneficiaries, the government issues tokens or plastic cards to the public at the food centres (Anna restaurants). Plastic cards are provided in the form of tokens, which is valid for 7 days. These tokens are rechargeable as it can be used to avail food from the canteens. Those who want to benefit from this will have to collect the tokens from the eateries and then collect the food. As per the rules specified under the scheme, the owners of the canteens have to provide food in proper plates with drinking water.