Jaipur, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot launched the State Government’s ambitious scheme ‘Indira Rasoi’ (Indira Kitchen) through video conferencing. Under the scheme full meals will be provided to the poor and needy for just Rs. 8, which will be served with maintaining full dignity. This scheme was launched on the occasion of ‘Sadbhavana Diwas’, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi, the pioneer of information revolution and on the name of former Prime Minister Late Indira Gandhi, the symbol of woman empowerment. Every year around 4.87 crore people in the State will get fresh and nutritious food.
CM Gehlot launched 325 kitchens out of 358 Indira Rasoi started in 213 urban bodies across the State. He said that the great leader and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for the welfare of poor, backward, deprived and helpless people gave the slogan of ‘Garibi Hatao’ (remove poverty). She had started a 20-point programme and had launched a successful campaign such as Green Revolution to make India self-reliant in food grains. The State Government has launched this scheme naming it after her. This scheme shows the sensitive thinking of the Government, he added.
The Chief Minister on this occasion spoke to representatives of voluntary organisations running Indira Rasoi and beneficiaries at Jodhpur, Jaipur, Rajsamand, Ganganagar, Sirohi, Bharatpur, Kota, Banswara and other places. Beneficiaries expressing happiness on starting of this scheme said that one gets a roti for Rs. 10 in the market, while providing full meal for merely Rs. 8 at Indira Rasoi shows the State Government’s public welfare oriented thinking.
Important Role of Voluntary Organisations in Public Welfare Schemes
The Chief Minister expressing gratitude to voluntary organisations supporting this scheme said that Indira Rasoi is a big step towards fulfilling the Government’s pledge of ‘No One Sleeps Hungry’. Besides the efforts of the State Government, the way voluntary organisations have come forward to provide food to needy people with the spirit of service at the time of corona is really praiseworthy, he added.