MAA Canteen

MAA Canteen

Vision : State Government has launched a Scheme namely ‘MAA’ for providing cooked quality meal to the poor and needy citizen of the State to be served by Urban Local Bodies in common kitchen/s with the contribution of Rs.5/- by the beneficiaries since 15th February, 2021. Subsidy of the State Government is Rs.10/- per meal.

Mission : Welfare schemes are started with the intention to provide benefits to vulnerable sections of society. The success of this welfare scheme depends on the seriousness of the people at the helm of affairs, the efficiency of the scheme’s functionaries and the involvement of the people. The Maa Canteen, a delivery system to provide food security in urban areas of the State, has become an effective mechanism in reaching to the poor and needy citizen.

Objective : To provide subsidized quality cooked meal to poor citizens of West Bengal for development of their nutrition.

Coverage : The program is initially implemented at all the 7 Municipal Corporations and the District Headquarter ULBs which includes 34 ULBs . Now all the ULBs including New Kolkata Development Authority have been covered State under the domain of this "MAA Programme"

Progress Trends:

  • 249 canteens running functional
  • Beneficiaries covered till date : 1,04,02,493
  • Monthly turned up figure of beneficiaries : 14,89,879
  • Fund Received : 19.25 Crore as 1st Instalment out of total approved cost Rs. 115.53 Crore
  • Funds to the tune of Rs. 14.16 Crore has been released from SUDA upto the Month of December,2021 Start-up Cost @ Rs. 1.50 Lakh per Canteen : 2.05 Crore Food Subsidy Cost @ Rs.10 per Meal : 9.44 Crore Cook cum Helper Cost @Rs.1500/- per Month: 0.84 Crore Monitoring & Contingency Cost @Rs.10000/- per Month Per Canteen: 1.82 Crore

Innovative Approach :

  • ULBs have also taken innovative steps towards distribution of coupon in slum area, market complex and bus stand also.
  • Some of the ULBs also taken initiative towards supply of lunch packets to Slum Areas, Market , Hospital , Bus Stand and Railway Station area
  • Active Involvement of women SHGs, is a great way to bring more women into the work-force.
  • Programme is a boon to migrant workers ,indigent people etc. feeling the pinch of lockdown with pay cuts and loss of jobs
  • Online Portal has been prepared to track Real Time performance

Success Story:

Animesh Biswas, 68 age, only member of family, residing at Masunda, Burir bari, Ward-7, New Barrackore, Kolkata-131. He has no source of income as such. His relatives are giving little bit support. “It’s really helping me a lot getting food @5/-. Thanks to the State Government”

Prabhat Mondal, 75 age, only member of family, residing at Masunda, Burir bari, Ward-7, Asansol MC, He has no source of income as such. His relatives are giving little bit support. “MAA Kitchen is blessing for me. It is great pleasure to think that the government cares for elderly peoples like us. Didi’s (refer SHGs) are serving food in a motherly matter justifying the nomenclature of the scheme for which the scheme has been launched”

Vision : State Government has launched a Scheme namely ‘MAA’ for providing cooked quality meal to the poor and needy citizen of the State to be served by Urban Local Bodies in common kitchen/s with the contribution of Rs.5/- by the beneficiaries since 15th February, 2021. Subsidy of the State Government is Rs.10/- per meal.

Mission : Welfare schemes are started with the intention to provide benefits to vulnerable sections of society. The success of this welfare scheme depends on the seriousness of the people at the helm of affairs, the efficiency of the scheme’s functionaries and the involvement of the people. The Maa Canteen, a delivery system to provide food security in urban areas of the State, has become an effective mechanism in reaching to the poor and needy citizen.

Objective : To provide subsidized quality cooked meal to poor citizens of West Bengal for development of their nutrition.

Coverage : The program is initially implemented at all the 7 Municipal Corporations and the District Headquarter ULBs which includes 34 ULBs . Now all the ULBs including New Kolkata Development Authority have been covered State under the domain of this "MAA Programme"

Progress Trends:

  • 121212 canteens running functional
  • Beneficiaries covered till date : 316465545
  • Monthly turned up figure of beneficiaries : 2134348
  • Fund Received : 6161623.00 Crore as 1st Instalment out of total approved cost Rs. 548876434.00 Crore
  • Funds to the tune of Rs. 14.16 Crore has been released from SUDA upto the Month of December,2021
    • Start-up Cost @ Rs. 1.50 Lakh per Canteen : 2.05 Crore
    • Food Subsidy Cost @ Rs.10 per Meal : 9.44 Crore
    • Cook cum Helper Cost @Rs.1500/- per Month: 0.84 Crore
    • Monitoring & Contingency Cost @Rs.10000/- per Month Per Canteen: 1.82 Crore

Innovative Approach :

  • ULBs have also taken innovative steps towards distribution of coupon in slum area, market complex and bus stand also.
  • Some of the ULBs also taken initiative towards supply of lunch packets to Slum Areas, Market , Hospital , Bus Stand and Railway Station area
  • Active Involvement of women SHGs, is a great way to bring more women into the work-force.
  • Programme is a boon to migrant workers ,indigent people etc. feeling the pinch of lockdown with pay cuts and loss of jobs
  • Online Portal has been prepared to track Real Time performance

Progress made so far: Month wise No. of beneficiaries availed benefit since inception (In Lakh)

Success Story:

Animesh Biswas, 68 age, only member of family, residing at Masunda, Burir bari, Ward-7, New Barrackore, Kolkata-131. He has no source of income as such. His relatives are giving little bit support. “It’s really helping me a lot getting food @5/-. Thanks to the State Government”

Prabhat Mondal, 75 age, only member of family, residing at Masunda, Burir bari, Ward-7, Asansol MC, He has no source of income as such. His relatives are giving little bit support. “MAA Kitchen is blessing for me. It is great pleasure to think that the government cares for elderly peoples like us. Didi’s (refer SHGs) are serving food in a motherly matter justifying the nomenclature of the scheme for which the scheme has been launched”