Karnataka: BBC applauds Indira Canteen

First Published 21, Nov 2017, 3:44 PM IST
BBC applauds Indira Canteen
Highlights
  • The State Government’s ambitious and successful project Indira Canteen serving quality food to poor at subsidised rates has now attracted global attention.
  • The BBC Channel has telecast a news feature appreciating the food and the project and the State Government's commitment to feed the poor. 
  • BBC reporter Geetha Pandey ate at Indira Canteen K R Market and appreciated the quality of food and the taste.
  • “I have eaten at Amma Canteen in Tamil Nadu also, but food at Indira Canteen is better than that in comparison” she said. 

The State Government’s ambitious and successful project Indira Canteen serving quality food to poor at subsidised rates ha snow attracted global attention. The BBC Channel has telecast a news feature appreciating the food and the project reported Kannada Prabha.

BBC reporter Geetha Pandey ate at Indira Canteen K R Market and appreciated the quality of food and the taste. “I have eaten at Amma Canteen in Tamil Nadu also, but food at Indira Canteen is better than that in comparison” she said. The news feature has gone viral on the social network.

The BBC report says fresh and hot quality food at subsidised rates is very popular. Daily wage coolies, drivers, security staff, beggars and others flock to Indira Canteen. The State Government’s initiative to feed the poor is very laudable.

People used to spend Rs 30 for breakfast before and now they can get breakfast for Rs 5 saving Rs 25. People who were spending Rs 40 for 3 square meals a day are now spending Rs 40 saving Rs 100 per day, which in turn has improved their financial status, the report says.

The Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has tweeted about this and expressed his happiness that the State Government’s commitment to eradicate hunger of the poor has been recognised.

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