Haryana government will offer food at subsidised rates to registered construction workers soon, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Nayab Singh said, while presiding over a review meeting here today. The state government will open canteens offering meals under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana, at 23 locations in the state.
Also, a large number of workers will be working at the new mobile food vans which would also be started at 23 convenient sites. Singh said that meals would be served between 8 am to 2 pm in these canteens and the department would pay special attention to quality of food served. The government has invited bids in this regard saying that the canteens would soon become functional.
Similar measures like this were adopted by former CM of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa and cheap food was provided via the ‘Amma canteens’. Recently, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath also followed suit where he planned to start a canteen for the poor. Meals in these canteens will be priced at Rs 5 maximum, according to Adityanath. He referred to them as ‘Annapurna’ canteens. The aim remains that nobody in the state remains hungry, he said.
Dalia, Idli-Sambhar, poha, tea and other snacks would be included in breakfast for Rs 3 in the UP scheme. While vegetables, pulses, rice and roti for lunch at Rs 5. According to PTI, such schemes have been offered in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh as well. In MP the government started the Deendayal Rasoi Yojana offering meal to the poor for Rs 5 only on April 7. AAP started AAP canteens on January this year, with a meal at Rs 10.