Following the footsteps of Amma or Jayalalitha, Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has launched Annapurna Rasoi Yojna to provide nutritious food to street-dwellers, vendors, rickshaw-pullers and students and working women.

The salient features of the schemes are as follows:

  • Scheme was launched on December 15, 2016
  • It was launched at Municipal Corporation Office, Jaipur
  • People will be provided breakfast at Rs. 5.
  • Nutritious will be provided at Rs. 8.
  • Subsidised food will be offered to people belonging to different sections of society. 
  • The scheme is implemented in 12 districts including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Bikaner, Udaipur, Bharatpur and many other districts along with Raje’s constituency Jhalawar.

Background of the scheme

  • The inspiration of Annapurna Scheme is derived from Jayalalithaa’s Amma Unavagam means mother’s kitchen. The scheme was launched in 2013 to introduce a string of restaurants to offer low-cost good food to economically backward sections of society. 
  • Under this scheme various canteen were incorporated in the state to provide people healthy food.
  • The scheme was a great hit in Tamil Nadu as some of the kitchens are operated with solar energy. 
  • Amma’s canteen offer rice, chapati and sambhar and pongal. The cost varies between Rs. 3 to rs. 5.

Notable Things Of Annapurna Scheme

  • In the first stage, 80 vans will be employed to distribute food Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Pratapgarh etc. at the self-governance units.
  • There will be adequate space in these vans to sit and eat.
  • The skilled staff will be trained to prepare meals with their gloves, head-masks and aprons on. 
  • There will be a menu displayed on the vans prepared keeping in view the nutritional requirements so that the food can be prepared accordingly. 
  • More than 60 vans will be serving under this scheme.
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