After Indira Canteen, Karnataka Now Set to Launch Women-Run Mobile Canteens

The canteens will function in all district headquarters and based on their success, they will be introduced in taluks too.

A month after Indira canteens launched in the state, the Karnataka State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC) is now set to introduce Indira Saviruchi Kaituthu mobile canteens.

These will be launched in all district headquarters of Karnataka on November 1, which is also the state formation day. The staff that will run the canteen will comprise women only.

“This is an ambitious project of the Congress government in empowering women in a systematic way. To begin with, the canteens will function in all district headquarters. Based on the success, it will be introduced in taluks too,” Bharathi Shankar, the chairperson of KSWDC, said during a press meet, reports The Hindu.

Each district will have a women federation of 20 taluk women self-help groups, and each federation will get a soft loan of ₹10 lakh by the Karnataka State Finance Corporation.

The loans will be given at 4% interest, and the interest component is being subsided as well.


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The money will be used for utensils, working capital and a specifically-designed vehicle, the publication reported.

The women will get training on the management, preparation, health and hygiene of the mobile canteens by the CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) in Mysuru “The idea is to ensure that the federation will run the business effectively and also sustain in the competitive market,” Bharathi was quoted as saying.

The food menu and the prices have not yet been announced for the mobile canteens.

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