Kolkata (SunstarTV Bureau): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday has launched ‘Maa’ canteens for poor, to provide subsidized cooked meals at a nominal cost of Rs 5.
“This new initiative is for the common people. Though we give free rations there is still a huge demand for cooked food,” said Bengal Chief Minister during virtual launch of the canteens.
“The government will give a subsidy of Rs 15 per plate and the kitchens will be run by self-help groups. The canteen will remain open from 1 pm to 3 pm. Each plate will consist of rice, dal, a vegetable, and an egg curry,” she added.
Ms. Banerjee also interacted with District Collectors and beneficiaries. Meanwhile, she asked the authorities to sort out any teething issues and she will soon have to take lunch at one of the kitchen.
Besides, the Chief Minister also launched four information and Technology parks of Webel and 100-bed mother and child hub at the Chittaranjan Seva Sadan hospital, Kolkata.