Cheif Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday affirmed the Delhi Dialog Commission (DDC) proposition to set up ‘Aam Aadmi Canteens’ everywhere throughout the city. The canteens, which are liable to begin in two months, will give “safe, nutritious and flavourful” food for Rs 5 and Rs 10. DDC vice-chairman Ashish Khetan said that while the financial model for the canteens is being worked out, the DDC is considering setting them up along the lines of the Amma bottles in Tamil Nadu.
Aam Aadmi Canteens Serving Meals For Rs 5 and Rs 10:
“Tamil Nadu has 225 Amma canteens running at an expense of Rs 65 crore a year. We have considered their model. A nitty gritty guide about the costs included, contracts to be issued, inclusion of NGOs and the part of the administration is being worked out. It will be a point by point venture. We are in converses with a couple of associations,” Khetan said. He said the assignment of setting up these canteens will be executed by the Delhi government’s Food and Supplies division.
The thought behind the rollout of the canteen is to make it simple for the individuals who feel the squeeze of bearing the expense of a nutritious and hygienic supper. “Whether it is a school going youth or a little merchant, everybody feels the squeeze of having a decent supper at food stalls and restaurants,” Khetan said. The assessed populace of working laborers in Delhi is around the 10 lakh mark, although just 2.80 lakh are registered. These working laborers are a piece of the objective public for the canteens, alongside around 4.2 lakh families living in 685 JJ clusters in Delhi, five lakh hawkers and 200 technical institutions.
Khetan likewise said the Jan Aahar plan began in Delhi by the previous Congress government couldn’t manage itself in light of the fact that the food they served was not hygienic. Likewise, there were grievances about the nature of the food and duplicitous (Rs 18 to 20) per supper.
“For a day by day wager, spending up to Rs 20 on a meal is not a little sum,” Khetan said, including that the nature of food will dependably be observed in the ‘Aam Aadmi’ canteens. “All canteens might be fitted with RO frameworks with the goal of drinking water. In the end, all canteens will serve three suppers — breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Khetan said. Every canteen is relied upon to indulge 3,000-5,000 individuals per day.