Dehradun : 22 July, 2015
The Uttarakhand Government has decided to start a “Cheap kitchen” scheme meant to provide cheap nutritious meal to the poor people of the state.
Presiding over a meeting here today, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said the “Cheap kitchen” scheme should begin from Dehradun.
He directed to make the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) as the nodal department for the purpose. He said the scheme that aims at providing low cost, nutritious meal to the poor people should include a full plate of food at a rate of Rs 20 only.
The Chief Minister asked the MDDA to open a kitchen at the MDDA complex clock tower and get it managed through women self-help groups.
He directed the Jal Sansthan and Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited to provide water and electricity arrangements to the proposed kitchen at the earliest.
He added that if the scheme proved to be successful in Dehradun, low cost kitchens would be opened at other places in the state.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Harish Rawat also reviewed the progress of cooking gas availability in the state. He asked gas companies to be fully prepared for the forthcoming Kanwar mela in the state.
The Chief Minister also directed the gas companies to end the backlog of LPG cylinders availability at the earliest. He said gas companies should provide 12 cylinders annually to the consumers as per the provisions.
Uttarakhand Home Minister Pritam Singh Panwar, Chief Secretary N Ravishankar and Additional Chief Secretary Rakesh Sharma were present at the meeting.
Courtesy: The Tribune