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Here’s a Canteen that Offers Lunch to Everyone at Just Re. 1


The canteen provides a complete meal including chapatti, rice, sambhar, vegetable curry and even sweets! From vegetable vendors to auto rickshaw drivers and well-dressed professionals, everyone enjoys the delicious food here.

Today when Re. 1 cannot even buy us a decent candy, a canteen in Hubballi, Karnataka is providing an entire meal.

Roti Ghar, located in Kanchgar Galli in Hubballi operates with a motive to eradicate hunger from the society. And for this they are serving a full meal at just Re 1.


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What more, the meal is not a below average one, but of good quantity consisting of roti, rice, vegetable curry and sambar, with a sweet dish during special occasions. The delicious food reminds one of a healthy home cooked meal.

Established five years ago by the Mahaveer Youth Federation, the canteen is open for all. From office goers to slum dwellers, everyone can come and have lunch here. Can anything be more apt to showcase equality?

Though the canteen is small, it does not compromise on the quality and hygiene. The utensils are clean and shiny while the premise is tidy with a clean staff.

It operates from noon to 3:00 pm. The small team of three takes care of all the requirements which include, cooking, cleaning and serving.

When customers are done enjoying their delicious meals, they can make the payment by dropping a Re. 1 coin in the box rather than paying it in the hands of the staff. From auto drivers to vegetable vendors and even retail shop owners, everyone is a fan of this amazing food joint which has made a space in their hearts. Which is why most of its customers are regulars.

The Mahaveer Youth Federation had earlier started a hospital to provide free medical services but it did not work out due to lack of doctors. They started the canteen after that which became a huge hit among locals.

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