The MPs unanimously took this decision that food subsidy will be abolished in the canteen of Parliament. The Business Advisory Committee suggested the abolition of subsidy. Now Members of Parliament will get food at a normal rate.
The parliamentarians, staff and visitors are being served food items on subsidized rate and it has become a talking point for the past few years. The canteen of Parliament is being operated by Northern Railway.
In the year 2015, BJD MP Baijayant Jay Panda wrote a letter to the speaker and asked to abolish the food subsidy. Subsidies in Parliament's canteen cost around Rs 15 crore annually.