The price of food has now been increased in the canteens of Parliament House. The average price of food items found in these canteens has been increased by three times.
New Delhi: Now days of cheap and delicious dishes are over in the canteens of Parliament House. On average, the price of food items found in these canteens has been increased by three times.
100 rupees veg plate
According to the new prices of food items that the Lok Sabha Secretariat has released, the Veg Thali will now be available for 100 rupees. Now its price was just 30 rupees.
The price of mini thali, which is available for 16 rupees, has increased to 50 rupees. At the same time, chapati for 1 rupee will be available for 3 rupees while rice (boiled) for 7 rupees will be available for 20 rupees. One plate Idli (2 pieces) in South Indian cuisine has been priced at Rs 25, while Masala Dosa has been priced at Rs 50 and Dahi Bhat at Rs 40.
Chicken Biryani also for 100 rupees
Not even good news for non-veg eaters. The new rate of chicken biryani has been fixed at Rs 100 per plate (two pieces). It was currently priced at Rs 65 per plate. At the same time, the price of mutton biryani has been fixed at Rs 150 per plate. On the other hand, chicken curry (two pieces) will be available for Rs 75 while mutton curry (two pieces) will now be available for Rs 125.
The reason for the increase in prices is that the subsidy given on the mines found in these canteens has been completely eliminated. A few days ago Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla himself announced this. Although the decision to end the subsidy was taken only last year, but could not be implemented till now. According to an estimate, the end of subsidy will save about Rs 10 crore annually.
ITDC gets contract
The contract for giving food in these canteens has also been given to ITDC i.e. Indian Tourism Development Corporation instead of Northern Railway. ITDC is an organization working under the Ministry of Tourism. The government and Parliament have been criticized on social media for a long time about cheap mines found in Parliament House. However, questions have also been raised about the quality of mines.
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