11 Indira Canteens functional in city from today

11 Indira Canteens functional in city from today

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday inaugurated 11 Indira Canteens in the city.

While breakfast will be available at Rs 5, lunch and dinner will be provided at Rs 10 each in all the canteens. On day one, breakfast was served for 1,000 people at the canteen on CADA office premises. The chief minister launched the low-cost eatery by tasting uppittu and kesaribath in the canteen.

A variety of food will be served each day. Idly-chutny, puliyogare, kharabath, vangibath, kesaribath and pongal will be served for breakfast, rice, curd rice, tomatobath, vangibath, veg pulav, will be served for lunch and dinner. Each canteen will serve food for 1,500 people on a day.

Out of the 11 canteens, two located on Kumbarakoppal Main Road and Alanahalli Circle, have kitchen and the food prepared at these two locations will be supplied to other canteens. As many as 100 employees have been appointed to work in 11 canteens.

To ensure safety and cleanliness in the canteens, MCC Health Officer Dr Nagaraj has been deputed. In addition, the authorities will conduct health checkup for the employees once in six months. Each canteen has been developed at a cost of Rs 40 lakh. Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) will supply drinking water.

MLA Somashekar said the government has spent Rs 225 crore to establish the canteens and has earmarked
Rs 100 crore to manage them. "The Congress government is pro-people, but the opposition leaders are blaming the government unnecessarily," he said.

MLA Vasu, Zoo Authority of Karnataka chairperson Mallige Veeresh, Deputy Commissioner D Randeep, MCC Commissioner G Jagadeesha and Assistant Commissioner Shivegowda were present.




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