Mysuru, December 1:- “Indira Canteens, Anna Bhagya scheme and other people-friendly schemes are able to help the poor, thanks to Food Security Act introduced by the UPA government,” said Member of Parliament R Dhruvanarayan.
He was speaking after inaugurating Indira Canteen near T Narasipura market recently.
“The UPA government led by Dr Manamohan Singh had introduced Food Security Act for the welfare of the nation. Former chief minister Siddaramaiah introduced Anna Bhagya and Indira Canteens to provide quality food to the poor. Indira Canteens are functioning all over the state. They provide breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch at Rs 10. Even school and college students visit the Indira Canteens to have food. The newly elected public representatives have to look after better functioning of the Indira Canteens,” he added.
“As Siddaramaiah comes from a poor and rural background, he knows the difficulties of poor and their struggle for food. He started Anna Bhagya scheme and Indira Canteens for the poor. People have appreciated the Indira Canteens and it is being opened at all taluk centres,” said MLA Dr Yatindra Siddaramaiah.
MLA Ashwin Kumar, MLC R Dharmasena, Zilla Panchayat member Manjunath, V Mohan, Siddu, Mahadevi, Nagarathna, R Tejaswini, S Madan Raj, chief officer Ashok and others were present. (MR/KS)