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Koi Bukha Na Soe: Indira Rasoi Yojana Now in Rural Rajasthan

Utkarsh Classes 09-09-2023
Koi Bukha Na Soe: Indira Rasoi Yojana Now in Rural Rajasthan Rajasthan 6 min read

The Rajasthan Government has decided to realize the dream of Koi Bhukha Na Soe/No one should sleep hungry based on the Indira Rasoi Yojana in Rural Rajasthan. 

Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot said that through the Indira Rasoi Yojana run by the state government, poor and needy people are getting nutritious food with respect for just Rs 8. Through this scheme, the resolution of 'no one should sleep hungry' is coming true.

In this direction, to provide relief from inflation and provide adequate food to every person of the state, the state government has now decided to open 1000 Indira Rasoi in rural areas also. It will be launched on September 10 from Jhilay near Niwai in Tonk district.

All these 1000 kitchens will be operated by the women of Rajeevika Group. This will also provide employment to more than 10,000 women.

Regular monitoring of food quality

Gehlot directed to regularly monitor the quality of food served under Indira Rasoi Yojana and transparency in the scheme. He said that public representatives should also visit kitchens every month and eat food so that quality can be ensured. 

  • This will increase the respect of the people who come here regularly to eat food. He said that this scheme is proving to be a boon for the students and employees coming from outside today in the era of inflation.
  • It was told in the meeting that the state government is giving a lump sum amount of Rs 5 lakh and a grant of Rs 17 per plate for the establishment of new kitchens.
  • Till now, more than 13 crore plates of nutritious and tasty food have been served to the common people from 992 Indira Rasoi in urban areas.
  • Gehlot said that it is a pleasant thing that more than 500 local service-oriented organizations in the state are running kitchens on the basis of 'no profit, no loss'. 
  • Local people are also getting employment through this scheme. He said that food can also be sponsored by Bhamashahs under Indira Rasoi Yojana.

Introduction to Indira Rasoi Yojana

Indira Rasoi Yojana was launched by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot from 20 August 2020 through 358 kitchens in all 213 urban bodies of the state with the resolution of “No one should sleep hungry”.

  • Budget announcement: In the year 2022-23, the number of kitchens was increased from 358 to 1000, on which Rs 250 crore will be spent and the needy can be benefited by serving 9.25 crore food plates every year.
  • This scheme is named after the country's great leader and former Prime Minister Late. Named after Smt. Indira Gandhi. Whose entire life was dedicated to the poor and the deprived.
  • In view of the popularity of the scheme in the budget announcement 2023-24, the announcement of expanding the number of Indira Rasoi to two thousand by expanding it to rural towns also.

Features of the scheme

Pure, fresh and nutritious food to the beneficiary for Rs 8.

  • Meal arrangement by sitting respectfully at one place
  • Subsidy of Rs 17 per plate by the state government
  • Provision of Rs 250 crore per year for the scheme
  • Target to benefit 2.30 lakh people every day and 9.25 crore people every year. It can be further increased as per requirement.
  • Operation of kitchens with the spirit of service and cooperation of local organizations
  • The food menu mainly includes 100 grams of dal, 100 grams of vegetables, 250 grams of chapati and pickles per plate.
  • Decentralized form - District level committee has freedom to choose the place, menu and meal time as per requirement.
  • Information and feedback facility to the beneficiary through real-time online monitoring SMS gateway.
  • Provision of one-time basic expenditure of Rs 5 lakh and recurring expenditure of Rs 3 lakh per year for operation of each kitchen.
  • Inspection and quality checking by state/district level committee

FAQ

Answer: Koi Bukha na Soe

Answer: From Jhilay near Niwai in Tonk district.

Answer: 8 Rupees per plate

Answer: 20 August 2020

Answer. 17 Rupees per plate
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