Mobile Annapurna Canteen: Book Meal at Rs 5 & Get Door Delivery
Good news guys! If you are a citizen of Telangana state then today we have very important news for you people.
Good news guys! If you are a citizen of Telangana state then today we have very important news for you people. After the successful runway of the Rs.5 Annapurna meal scheme in the twin cities, now the State Government of Telangana has announced Mobile Annapurna Canteen to provide a meal to the senior citizen and PWD candidates of the state. There are several peoples who can’t reach the Annapurna canteens to buy food. Mobile Annapurna Canteen will be beneficial for them. Today in this article you people may able to know about the scheme such as what the scheme is, what benefits will the people get and how can you avail these benefits.
On 2nd March 2020, the Mobile Annapurna Canteen Telangana State scheme has been launched for the senior citizens and PWD candidates of the state. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is tied up with Hare Krishna Movement Charitable Foundation for this scheme and five vehicles were flagged off during the launching of this scheme. Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav, Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, MAUD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, GHMC Commissioner D S Lokesh Kumar, and Hare Krishna Movement Charitable Foundation president, Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa took part in the program.
With the aim to support the needy people the state government has started a scheme name Mobile Annapurna meal. Under this scheme, the beneficiaries will get cooked food at just Rs. 5. They can book a meal with the help of a mobile application and food will be delivered to their doorstep.
Benefits of Mobile Annapurna Canteen
- Cooked food supply at the doorstep
- The food at just Rs. 5
- Beneficial for those underprivileged people who can’t come to the Annapurna centers.
- This scheme will expand the reach of the Annapurna Canteen to the needy people
- This scheme will feed 1200 beneficiaries every day
(Telangana) Mobile Annapurna Canteen: Book Meal at Rs 5 & Get Door Delivery
If you are a citizen of Telangana state, today we will share very important news for you. After the successful runway of the Rs.5 Annapurna Meal Scheme, now the Telangana State Government has announced the Mobile Annapurna Canteen to cater to senior citizens and PWD candidates in the state. There are many people who cannot reach Annapurna Canteen to buy food. Mobile Annapurna Canteen is beneficial for them. In this article today you can learn about what a plan is, what benefits people get, and how you can get these benefits.
After the success of the Annapurna Rs. 5 meals program, which completed a cumulative four crore meal plates and completed its 6 years on Monday, the Telangana State Government launched Annapuran mobile canteens to offer meals at the doorsteps of senior citizens and physically challenged.
The Annapurna scheme on Monday celebrated 6 years of service in the state at Ameerpet. On this occasion, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy and Cinematography, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Mayor Dr. Bonthu Rammohan, Somesh Kumar, Chief Secretary participated in the program.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister T. Srinivas Yadav, said “The Annapurna Scheme is a big success all because of Hare Krishna Hare Rama and Government officials involved in this scheme. This scheme is first started with the inauguration at Sarai Nampally in March 2014.”
Minister further says that now it is operational in 150 centers in GHMC with more than 30,000 people from all walks of life who are utilizing this facility. In the Ameerpet center, nearly 1200 people are taking meals every day and this is the highest no of all centers.
Apart from this under the leadership and guidance of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and Minister MA&UD, K.T. Rama Rao facilities like CC roads, Street lighting, and Model Markets are being built. With all-around development trying to provide all basic amenities in the city.
Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, said, “Hare Krishana organization is providing good quality and healthy food. To reach more people these centers were opened at nearby Hospitals, labor working places, and at study centers.”Five mobile autos pressed into service to provide the meals to the old age people and the physically challenged person at their place, Mayor informs.
Somesh Kumar, Chief Secretary spoke on the occasion, with the encouragement of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and Minister MA&UD, K.T. Rama Rao the scheme spread to 150 centers till now around 4crore people had utilized it. It’s my privilege that the scheme started by him spread to 150 centers and is being utilized by more than 35,000 people.
The main object of this scheme is no one would stay hungry without a meal and with Rs.5- a meal, everyone can afford it. Even a beggar and unemployed youth attend to patients, and the people who come to the city for work can have a meal. Even the students who come to the city for examinations can have meals at the study centers in the afternoon without wasting time in the preparation of meals at their stay place, Somesh Kumar added.
Hare Krishna movement charitable trust foundation president, Satya Gowrachandra Das, said, “Annapurna scheme is operating in 16 Municipalities, spread over 176 centers with 45,000 people utilizing it and trying its best to provide hygienic food at less price across the state.”
Corporate N.Shesha Kumari, Principle Secretary, MA&UD Arvind Kumar, Commissioner, GHMC Lokesh Kumar, Additional Commissioner B. Santosh, Zonal Commissioner Praveenya, and Deputy Commissioner Geetha Radhika participated in the program.
The menu is simple: idli and Pongal for breakfast, three varieties of rice dishes for lunch, and chapattis served with dal for dinner (the chapattis come for 3 rupees each with free dal). A pioneering welfare scheme, these canteens were an instant hit with the urban poor. While their earlier meals at private eateries cost Rs.40-50, the workers could now fill their stomachs for as less as Rs 10. Even when much of Chennai was crippled by recent cyclone Vardah, the 400-odd Amma canteens meant the poor did not go hungry
The immense success of Amma canteens has prompted many other state governments to do the same. In 2015, the Uttarakhand government launched 14 new state government-run eateries, ‘Indira Amma Canteens’ that would serve a variety of local food at Rs 20 a plate. The menu incorporates Garhwali and Kumaoni dishes that use local ingredients like Pahari rice, garth ki dal, Pahari tur, Bhatt ki dal, manual, and Jhangora. All the food served at these canteens is cooked by different women’s self-help groups, including members of the Mahila Mangal Dal.
In Andhra Pradesh, NTR Anna canteens were launched in June 2016 and are already feeding hundreds of government employees who have recently relocated from Hyderabad to the state’s new capital Amravati. In Telangana, multiple TRP meal kiosks have been set up in Hyderabad. Their frugal meal of rice, sambar, and pickle (at Rs 5 per plate) feeds almost 15000 people daily.
In Odisha, Ahaar centers serving piping hot Dalma (a watery mixture of lentils and boiled vegetables) with rice at just 5 rupees a plate have proven to be a big draw. While Chhattisgarh has enshrined its low-cost kitchens in law, Jharkhand’s ‘Mukhyamantri Dal Bhat Yojana’ is among the oldest soup kitchens run in the country. Madhya Pradesh is planning to launch its own version of subsidized canteens next year while Delhi has announced the launch of its ‘Aam Aadmi’ canteens.
Recently, Rajasthan became the latest state to start its own scheme, Annapurna Rasoi. These canteens will provide good quality, subsidized meals to the less-privileged three times a day against a payment of Rs 5 for breakfast and Rs 8 for lunch and dinner. People interested in sponsoring meals can contact Jeevan Sambal Trust, the self-help group that is implementing this scheme.
Other than state-run community kitchens, several public-spirited individuals have also been running low-cost canteens that cater to low-income, migrant and homeless populations. In 2014, ‘Kashtachi Bhakar’ – a Pune eatery that provides food at affordable rates for laborers, students, and people from the weaker sections of the society – completed 40 years.
‘Kashtachi Bhakar’ which literally means hard-earned food, was started on October 2, 1974, by Gandhian activist, Baba Adhav, who is also the founder of Hamal Panchayat, a forum that works for the laborers. From just one eatery in 1974, the city now has 12 such eateries in Pune. These eateries operate on a no-loss no-profit basis to provide hygienic, fresh, and nutritional food to people who come from all over the state in search of employment.
Another inspiring example is being set by Gurugram-based Janta Meals, a canteen chain for the urban poor. Prabhat Agarwal first felt the need for such nutritious and hygienically prepared affordable meals while running his NGO, Aravali Scholars, in Sikanderpur Basti. When he met Dutch national Jesse van de Zand in 2013, the latter was looking for opportunities to invest in early-stage social enterprises. The duo and Apeksha Porwal, a friend who joined the team, cofounded Janta Meals in 2013.
The Janta Meals’ centralized kitchen is completely mechanized — from washing, peeling, and cutting vegetables to making chapattis. This, along with efficient cooking and large volumes, helps keep the prices low i.e Rs 20-30 per meal. The freshness of the food and affordable pricing has got Janta Meals a phenomenal response – it sells 9000 plates a day! The organization also supplies food to garment factories, NGOs, schools in slums, and construction sites.
Whether it was feeding birds, ants, cows, or human beings, India has always had a rich tradition of sharing food. The gurudwaras, through their free kitchens (langar), have long been providing physical sustenance to the poor. With food security becoming a big issue in the country these days, it is time we went back to our roots, rekindle the spirit of sharing, and addressed the issue of food security through community kitchens.
First, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) would launch mobile Annapurna meals scheme for the elderly and disabled persons on a pilot basis near Satyam theatre at Ameerpet on Monday. The mobile meals scheme would be launched by Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao along with Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav and Mayor Bonthu Rammohan.
The inauguration of the project coincides with the successful completion of the Rs 5 Annapurna Meals Scheme six years ago. The State government, through its flagship program Annapurna meals, provides hot and hygienic food to underprivileged, poor, and downtrodden sections of the society at Rs 5. The menu includes 500 gms of rice, 100 gms of dal and curry, and pickles.
The state of Tamil Nadu has re-imposed a strict 12-day lockdown in four districts- Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, and Tiruvallur, in order to tackle the rising cases of COVID-19 from June 19 to June 30. In view of this, Amma Unavagam, popularly known as Amma Canteen, stepped up to provide relief to the poor and needy by distributing free food during this period. Amma Canteens are the state-run food outlets in Tamil Nadu that serve food at low prices with an aim to ensure food security. According to an official of the Greater Chennai Corporation, nearly 10 lakh people are expected to get food in over 400 Amma
|Name of the scheme||Mobile Annapurna Canteen|
|Launched by||Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation|
|Launched on||2nd March 2020|
|Launched for||Senior citizens and physically handicapped persons|
|Launched in||Hyderabad (Telangana)|
|Benefits of the scheme||Supply meals to the doorstep at just Rs 5|
|Category||State Government Scheme|