NO GRANT FROM STATE GOVERNMENT: CLOSING STATUS OF INDIRA CANTEEN, INDIRA CANTEEN FILLING THE PAPERS OF THE POOR DUE TO LACK OF GRANTS HAS REACHED CLOSURE
BANGALORE: The state government and the BBMP have not provided financial support for the management of Indira Canteen. If the money has not yet been paid, the situation has come to close. Commissioner N. Manjunatha Prasad responded to the members’ queries at a monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Kempegowda civic hall in Polike. 210 crore for the maintenance of 173 canteen and 18 mobile canteens in the city. The government had written to the government in January before the budget was presented. However, in the budget, donations were not allocated. Thus, in April and June, letters were again written and requested for grants. Still, no money is given. Because of this, the situation of the canteen closure is being developed, he said. Since the Indira Canteen project is a state government program, the BBMP has not funded the budget. The bill has to be paid to the leasing companies who have been supplying meals and snacks since April. A new tender for the maintenance of Indira Canteens has been called and the process is expected to be completed within 10-15 days. The tender will then be approved by the government and policy. If the government does not agree, it will be necessary to close the canteens, he said. The state government has allocated Rs 100 crore for the Indira Canteen project in 2017-18. Had given. However, in addition to the beautification of the compound around the canteens, an additional Rs. It was expensive. This is the case. 145 crores in 2018-19. Declare, Rs 115 crore Only released. 137 crore, however. It was expensive. Out of the total outstanding of Rs 21.66 crore, it was paid out of pocket, he said. 4.06 crores in 2017-18, 7.70 crores in 2018-19 and 2.70 crores in 2019-20 people have eaten three meals and snacks. 14.47 crores for the year 2017-18. The men have been fed. “There is no proposal to change the name of Indira canteens,” he said.