Punjab is all set to serve food at Rs 10. ‘Saddi Rasoi’, a Punjab government initiative is a first-of-its-kind project that will provide wholesome food to the poor at subsidised price in Fazilka district of Punjab. This is one such scheme that will make needy people have food at a very reasonable price.
It is believed that 20% of Indian population sleeps hungry as they cannot afford food. This initiative started by Punjab Govt. will provide a whole meal to needy at just Rs. 10.
Saddi Rasoi meal will consist:
Saddi Rasoi is first ever kitchen launched in Punjab that will supply nutritious food to the needy in Fazilka via mobile vans. The meal will include
- Four chapattis,
- Dal (lentil)
All this is just in Rs 10. Meals will be served at multiple locations of the district between 10 am to 3 pm.
Locations where Saddi Rasoi will serve food
As of now, the newly launched Punjab’s Saddi Rasoi will serve food at Civil Hospital and near the railway station. These places are thronged by poor and needy daily wagers or rickshaw pullers or people who have come from far off places to get treated at the hospital and they can avail food made under hygienic conditions at the price of peanuts.
Who all are parts of Saddi Rasoi scheme
Under Punjab’s Saddi Rasoi scheme, meals on large scale require being made. That is the reason why the district administration of Fazilka has deployed women from a Self Help Group to prepare food for the project. Apart from this, many NGOs like Red Cross Society have also come forward to lend their helping hands in making the Punjab’s project a major hit.
Other states serving food at subsidised rates
- Tamil Nadu runs Amma canteen that serves meal at Rs 10
- Rajasthan’s ‘Annapurna Rasoi’ serves breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch/ dinner at Rs 8.
- Chandigarh serves food under Annapurna Akshaypatra Yojana at Rs 10.
The scheme of serving meals at extremely less price denotes the government’s intention to ensure food to the needy. Though it has started off with one district of Punjab alone but we hope that it gets operational across the state soon as it will benefit many others too.