Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Mamata Banerjee launches scheme to provide meal at Rs 5 to poor people

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Kolkata, February 15: Ahead of the assembly election in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday virtually launched the ”Maa” scheme under which her government would provide a meal at a nominal cost of Rs 5 to poor people.

They will get a platter of rice, dal, a vegetable and egg curry for Rs 5, she said adding that the state government will bear a subsidy of Rs 15 per plate.
Self-help groups will operate the kitchens from 1 pm to 3 pm every day and such kitchens will be set up everywhere in the state gradually, Ms Banerjee said. (PTI)