In picture: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath Photograph: (Reuters)
Yogi Adityanath's government is planning to come up with subsidised 'Annapurna' canteens, according to media reports
On the lines of the subsidised Amma canteens in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will soon be launching "Annapurna canteens" across the state.
According to national media reports, breakfast in these canteens will be sold at Rs 3, while lunch and dinner will be sold at Rs 5.
The reports suggest that the "Annapurna canteens" will provide subsidised food to people from the economically weaker sections.
The pilot project is expected to take-off in Lucknow, Kanpur, Gorakhpur and Ghaziabad.
According to the Hindustan Times, the Adityanath government plans to run about 200 such canteens.
The Deccan Chronicle reports that the subsidy--that is, the cost the tax payer will bear--will work out to Rs 35 per person.