With the canteen working on 'no-profit, no-loss' basis, a veg platter which earlier cost Rs 18 will now be sold for Rs 30 and non-veg thali will cost Rs 60 instead of Rs 33 earlier. A three-course meal will cost Rs 90 instead of Rs 61 earlier and chicken curry, which earlier cost Rs 29, will be sold for Rs 40.
Some items like roti and tea will see no change in rates as they are close to cost currently. The cost of a roti is 79 paisa but is priced at Re 1.
The number of items hitherto prepared in the canteen will be reduced to one-fifth to avoid wastage and cut cost. From 125-130 dishes, the number of items will be reduced to 25 per day.
Currently a number of varieties of rice like pulao, plain rice, kichadi, curd rice and biryani are being prepared. Similarly there are several varieties of dosas that are prepared which will also be curtailed.
Also, tea and coffee vending machines will be placed to reduce the burden on manpower. The revision of the rates, ordered by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, has been undertaken after six years and will be reviewed from time to time, the Lok Sabha Secretariat said yesterday.

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