Bengal Government going to provide low-cost meals for citizens.
Kolkata: West Bengal Government is going to provide low-cost meals for citizens.
Ekushe Annapurna, named after the typically Bengali lunch of dal, rice and fish curry that will come at a princely sum of Rs 21, will start as a pilot project at five places in the city from March.
The final plan envisages having a total of a hundred such stalls across the state, a senior state government official today said.
Initially this pilot project will be rolled out at five places – the Ruby crossing, Gariahat, DLF in New Town, Shyambazar and Salt Lake — in the city, where people will get their lunch at Rs 21 only. This will start from March. There will be a hundred stalls across the state from May.
The meals will be available at a specific time to start with but, at a later stage, there are plans to make this an all-day affair.