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With an eye on polls, Mamata launches scheme to offer meal to poor at Rs 5

They will get a platter of rice, dal, a vegetable and egg curry for Rs 5, she said adding that the state government will bear a subsidy of Rs 15 per plate

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West Bengal Assembly polls | Mamata Banerjee

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses media at her office in Howrah
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Ahead of the assembly election in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister on Monday virtually launched the 'Maa' scheme under which her government would provide a meal at a nominal cost of Rs 5 to poor people.

They will get a platter of rice, dal, a vegetable and egg curry for Rs 5, she said adding that the state government will bear a subsidy of Rs 15 per plate.

Self-help groups will operate the kitchens from 1 pm to 3 pm every day and such kitchens will be set up everywhere in the state gradually, Banerjee said.

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First Published: Mon, February 15 2021. 17:12 IST