Kolkata: Ahead of the state assembly elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday launched the ‘Mother’ project under which her government will provide food at nominal cost. ₹5 Basically to poor people. They will get a dish for rice, pulses, a vegetable and egg curry ₹5. “The government will bear its grant ₹15 (per plate) people will find in it ₹5, “Banerjee said. Self-help groups will operate kitchens every day from 1 pm to 3 pm and these kitchens will be gradually set up across the state,” the chief minister said.
“I’ll go and taste it one day,” Banerjee said. People will get the food on a first-come-first-served basis.
“This is a unique idea. We announced this scheme in the budget and were able to launch it in eight days,” he said, thanking officials from various departments for making it possible in such a short time.
The state government has allocated ₹Rs 1,000 crore for this project, Banerjee who also said Trinamool Congress supremo. “It started on an experimental basis and could be a preliminary calculation,” Banerjee said.
On the first day, the mother kitchens started working in a few places in Kolkata and Malda, South Dinajpur, West Midnapore and a few districts of Howrah.
The ruling Trinamool Congress had in September last year launched a similar initiative called ‘Didir Ranagarh’ for food in the state. ₹5 of the migrant workers who lost their jobs during the lockdown.
The state assembly elections are scheduled for April-May.
Meanwhile, at the ‘Government at the Doorstep’ program ending on February 8, the Chief Minister said, “I am grateful to everyone for making this a great success.”
Launched on December 1 last year, ‘Duare Sarkar’ is an initiative of the state government to provide certain projects to the people in certain areas through camps organized at the village and municipal ward levels.
“1.” More than one crore applications have been submitted. 85,13,006 Sathya Selfie Cards and 20,13,639 Food Sathya Cards have been issued from these camps, ”he said.
Banerjee inaugurated a study on the creative economy in the run-up to Durga Puja festival 2019 by the British Council Commission on behalf of the State Tourism Department.
The survey reveals that there is a value to the creative economy surrounding the festival ₹That year, he said, Rs 32,377 crore.
“That’s a huge amount. It’s 2.58 percent of our state’s GDP,” Banerjee said.
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