Mamata Banerjee launches ‘Maa’ scheme to offer meals at Rs 5

West Bengal authorities launched “Maa” canteens for offering subsidised cooked meals for the poor and the destitute at a nominal price of ₹5. The govt will give a subsidy of ₹15 and other people need to pay ₹5. The kitchen will run by Self-Help Groups (SHG). The authorities allotted ₹ 100 crores for this undertaking.

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About the canteens:

The canteens might be open from 1 p.m. to three p.m. each day. People will get a plate of rice, dal, a vegetable and egg curry. This new initiative is for frequent individuals. Though we give free rations there’s nonetheless an enormous demand for cooked meals. Therefore, we’re beginning these group kitchens.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee; Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar.


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