Uttarakhand’s Indira Amma Bhojan Yojna to provide nutrious meals at Rs 20/plate
Dehradun: Of all the programs and policy announcements by Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on Independence Day, the Indira Amma Bhojan Yojna was the most eagerly awaited as it offered nutritious meal to the common man at Rs 20 per plate. After Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Delhi, Uttarakhand’s Harish Rawat led government became the latest to announce cheap food canteens serving a full meal to the poor at Rs. 20.
Indira Amma Bhojan Yojna will be run in Dehradun as a pilot project
The Indira Amma Bhojan Programme, the scheme was unveiled by Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Independence Day at Dehradun’s HNB shopping complex where a huge crowd gathered to try out the food.
The Chief Minister was seen along with his wife Renuka Rawat serving food and later bought a meal himself and ate with the people. The fare for the first day included a variety of vegetables and lentils with four chapatis, rice, pickle and chutney.
In his Independence Day speech, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said that the state had recovered from the effects of the 2013 flood disaster that killed thousands of people.
In his address to the people of the state after unfurling the national flag at the Parade Ground here to mark Independence Day, he said when he was making his speech on this occasion at the same venue last year the state was still battling the effects of the deluge of 2013. “But today I can say with a sense of pride that Uttarakhand has not only recovered from the effects of the unprecedented tragedy but is also marching ahead steadily on the path of development.