Madhya Pradesh govt to provide dinner in Rs five to poor

MP govt will provide dinner in Rs five in 4 major cities under `Ram Roti` scheme from September 25.

Updated: Sep 06, 2010, 15:54 PM IST

Bhopal: In a populist measure, Madhya Pradesh government will provide dinner for just Rs five in four major cities of the state under `Ram Roti` scheme from September 25, the birth anniversary of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya.

"We are going to provide dinner to around 1200 poor people living in 12 shelter homes in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur from September 25," Madhya Pradesh Urban Administration and Development Minister Babulal Gaur said on Monday.
Gaur said that under the "Ram Roti" scheme five or six rotis, pickles and a vegetable will be served for Rs five, adding that the quality of food will be good. The Minister said the food will be served to the poor in packets with Ram Roti written on them. NGOs will be roped in to run this scheme, he added.

Gaur who is a former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said they have four shelter homes each at Indore and Bhopal and two each in Jabalpur and Gwalior, adding that these places
have toilets, bed sheets and other things for the poor including labourers who put up there for the nights.

Initially, municipal corporations in the four cities will run the scheme and after its success, it will be introduced in ten other municipal corporations, Gaur said. He said the scheme will be implemented at a nominal cost which can be met through sale of food packets.

PTI