During the tenure of former Chief Minister J Jayalalitha – Karnataka has borrowed the idea of Amma canteens which were setup in Tamil Nadu. But as per the state’s food and supplies minister UT Khader – its service to be called as Indira canteen and will be much better than the one that inspired it.
Each portion of food served at these canteens is expected to weigh around 300 to 450 gms and will be sold at subsidized rates, without any quality compromise.
The Government of Karnataka was in discussion with ISKON, Bangalore which runs one of the biggest midday meal schemes in the state Akshay – Patra. The meals are cooked without onions and garlic and serves close to 1.6 million children each day.
The Karnataka government is now giving a rise in a hope of attracting voters ahead of 2018 Assembly elections.
The Amma scheme will also led to the introduction of various other schemes such as Amma salt , water and vegetables.
Amma Canteen will includes sambhar , rice , a vegetable side dish and curds which will cost Rs.10.These meals will be served in afternoons and similar for nights as well.
The main difference between Amma and Indira will be the portions of the food served at subsidized rates.