Vasundhara Raje launches Annapurna Rasoi
Following the cue from the late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s book, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje launched a subsidized meal scheme, The tagline being “ Sabke liye bhojan, sabke liye sammaan”(Food for all, respect for all).
The CM launched the scheme by feeding a morsel to a Dalit and a Gurjar woman at the launch. The CM later relished a hearty meal of bajre ki roti, lassun ki chutney and besan gate ki sabzi in the presence of Shrichand Kriplani(BJP state President), MLA Ashok Parnami and Ashok Lahoti(Mayor).
As per the Local Self Government department of Rajasthan, which is the nodal agency for the scheme, the meals will be cooked and served by staff trained in hospitality. Apart from seating arrangement around the van, the staff will have a special uniform, along with gloves, caps, and aprons. The scheme is being implemented through Jeevan Sambal Trust. A government official said that the “cost of a meal will come to Rs 23.70 for a meal and Rs 21.70 for breakfast and of this, Rs 8 and Rs 5 will be borne by the customer, respectively, while the rest will be subsidised”