Kolkata: To cater to increasing demands, from selling raw foods, the State Government is now turning to opening restaurants. The West Bengal Government’s Fisheries, Agriculture and Agricultural Marketing, and Animal Resources Development Departments, and Mother Dairy have come together for this gastronomic initiative.
The chain of restaurants, named Kaviar, opened on Monday, with the first one being located at the Bidhannagar head office of the Animal Resources Development Department. The second would come up soon in Alipore.
The speciality of these restaurants would be serving typical Bengali dishes – including tasty and popular fishes like morola, tangra and hilsa, and prawns – at affordable rates, without compromising on quality. Also available would be dishes made of chicken, ham, meat and eggs of koel, and exotic rice varieties like Gobindabhog and Tulaipanji.
The State Government, through its departments, was already doing brisk business selling items like chicken, ham, koel eggs and meat, and exotic rice varieties, as well as fresh vegetable and fruits, all at very affordable rates. Now, through these restaurants, the departments would further augment their incomes.
Gradually such restaurants would be opened all over the State – in places like Bardhaman, Baruipur, Siliguri and others.
According to officials in the Livestock Development Corporation Ltd., through these restaurants, a lot of employment would be generated, too.