Maa Scheme, West Bengal

To improve overall health conditions and hunger issues faced by the poor families

On February 15, 2021, CMO West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee launched ‘Maa Scheme’ for the urban poor across the state. Under this scheme food canteens will be started and the poor will be provided with lunch at a subsidized rate of Rs. 5. This scheme aims at providing food to each and everyone. The canteens will be run by the self-help groups with the help and assistance of the state government mainly the urban development and municipal department. This scheme is a big boon and relief to the poor and low-income group people in the urban areas across the state. Estimated annual expenditure on the scheme is Rs. 100 crores.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Maa Scheme
Scheme under:West Bengal Government
Launched by:CMO West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee
Launched On:February 15, 2021
Beneficiaries:Poor and needy people from urban families across the state
Benefit:Nutritious and quality food at subsidized rate of Rs. 5
Major Objective:To improve overall health conditions and hunger issues faced by the poor families
Outlay:Rs. 100 crores

List of scheme lunched by West Bengal Government

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide food and solve the hunger issues of the urban poor families
  • This scheme will ensure subsidized lunch to the poor just at Rs. 5/-
  • The food menu (lunch) will consist of rice, dal, vegetables and egg curry for all
  • State government will bear the subsidy of Rs. 15/- under this scheme
  • It aims at enhancing the overall health conditions of urban poor across the state.
  • This subsidized food will enable people belonging to lower financial strata of the society to have basic nutritious food regularly

Key Points:

  • West Bengal government has come up with a new ‘Maa Scheme’ for providing food to the urban poor at subsidized rate of Rs. 5/-
  • This scheme was launched by CMO West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee on February 15, 2021
  • Under this scheme canteens will be started in the state for providing lunch to the needy
  • These canteens will be run by self-help groups with the assistance of government bodies mainly the Urban development and Municipal Affairs Department
  • The lunch at these canteens will comprise of Rice, Dal, Vegetables and Egg Curry for every one just at Rs. 5/-
  • These canteens will run from 1pm to 3 pm every day in all the civic bodies in the state
  • Government will bear the subsidy of Rs. 15/- per person
  • This scheme aims at providing basic nutritious food to the poor and needy
  • It will improve the overall health conditions in the state and will contribute to urban development in the long run
  • Total estimated outlay of the scheme is 100 crores

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