Mangaluru, Mar 12, 2018: Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U.T. Khader said here on march 11, Sunday that four Indira Canteens in Mangaluru will provide the locally preferred boiled rice in addition to white rice.
Talking to reporters, Minister Khader said a demand for boiled rice was made by people when he visited an Indira Canteen.
People have demanded pickles in the plate, providing rice, rasam and curd rice for lunch, he said.
Minister Khader said people from Mangaluru prefer boiled rice, while labourers from other parts of the district want white rice.
Changes in the menu will be discussed at the meeting of the committee headed by DK DC and forwarded to the State government for ratification.
“We will provide food that people want at no extra cost,” he said.
V. Prasanna, Project Director, District Urban Development Cell, said the contractor providing food at the Indira Canteens has agreed to make both boiled and white rice available.
Boiled rice would be prepared at the master kitchen at Urwa, which will start functioning from March 13.
Indira Canteens have been set up at Urwa Stores, near the service bus stand at Hampankatta, near Surathkal market and in Kavoor. People pay Rs. 5 for breakfast and Rs. 10 for lunch and dinner. The breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., lunch at 12.30 p.m., and dinner at 7.30 p.m.