What is Annapurna Rasoi? You may spot small saffron coloured vans surrounded by men & women while travelling to Jaipur city or Rajasthan. These vans are known as Annapurna Rasoi vans. These mobile kitchens serve meals to underprivileged people on subsidized prices.
About Annapurna Rasoi
Rajasthan Government launched Annapurna Rasoi scheme on December 15, 2016. The scheme focuses on providing nutritious food to needy people on nominal prices. Under this scheme breakfast, lunch and dinner is served.
Initially, the scheme was started from 12 districts of Rajasthan. The scheme was an instant hit. Therefore, the operational area of the scheme was increased to many other cities.
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Question – Why was Annapurna Rasoi Scheme launched?
Answer – The scheme was launched with a vision to make nutritional food in everyone’s reach. With the increasing rate of urbanization the main problem people face is of food. This scheme was launched keeping in mind the laborers, students, patients & their caretakers, helpless, elderly and working women.
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What are the prices of food in Annapurna Rasoi?
Meals at Annapurna Vans are provided at subsidized rates so that everyone can have access to nutritional and hygienic food.
|Breakfast||Rs.5/plate (approximately 0.072 US$)|
|Dinner||Rs.8/plate (approximately 0.12 US$)|
|Lunch||Rs.8/plate (approximately 0.12 US$)|
What dishes are served in Annapurna Rasoi?
During the launch of the scheme Government promised to provide 26 dishes. Menu for lunch and dinner is developed keeping in mind the diversified needs, nutritional values and energy needs.
The names of dishes served in breakfast are
- Poha (flattened rice)
- Khichdi (rice/wheat/pearl millet)
- Sweet khichdi.
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The dishes served in lunch are –
- Dal (pulses)
- Chawal (Rice)
- Choorma (sweet)
- Rice Khichdi
- Besan Kadi
- Jowar (Sorghum) khichdi
- Roti (chapati).
Same way, dishes served in dinner are –
- Besan Gatta
- Makka (maize) khichdi
How much food is served per plate?
Food quantity per plate is fixed by the government to ensure transparency and proper functioning. Breakfast served is 350 grams per plate. Likewise, lunch and dinner quantity is set to 450 grams per plate. The weighing machine is visible from outside so that customers can check if the quantity is right.
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How is food prepared in Annapurna Rasoi scheme?
The vans are designed specially to maintain cleanliness. As well as, the staff members are trained in hospitality. So accordingly, they perform their duties to cook and serve food in a hygienic way. And at some places government is cooperated by local bodies like Akshayapatra Foundation for preparation of food or funding.
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Therefore, it answers the question that the food served in Annapurna Rasoi is hygienic and safe to eat.
Annapurna Rasoi Timings
The 3 meals are served in a day under the scheme. Timings of the scheme are –
Meal Open Close Breakfast 8 AM 10:30 AM Lunch 11:30 AM 2:30 PM Dinner 7 PM 9:30 PM
Annapurna Rasoi Jaipur Location
Annapurna Rasoi vans serves meals at multiple locations in Jaipur. These locations are chosen keeping in mind the footfall of students, patients, laborers and travelers. You can find these vans at –
- Bus Stand
- Jaipur Railway Station
- Gandhinagar Railway Station
- SMS Hospital
- Jaipuria Hospital
- JK Lone Hospital
- Fortis Hospital, JLN Marg
- Panchwati Circle
- Riddhi Siddhi Chauraha
- Rajasthan University
Is the food tasty?
The meals served are not only hygienic but tasty too. Although, you cannot expect the high end hospitality but surely the food served is a match to its fame.
So, this is about the Annapurna Rasoi Scheme in Rajasthan. We hope you like our effort to raise awareness about the scheme. If you think we have missed anything in the blog please do mention in the comments section. And don’t forget to like us on facebook.