Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, July 8:
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a state-of-the-art centralised mid-day meal kitchen of the Akshaya Patra Foundation at Bamphakuda in Nayahat area on the outskirts of Cuttack today.
The centralised kitchen would produce mid-day meals for nearly 45,000 students of 190 schools daily.
“The kitchen would provide hygienic food to the students,” Patnaik said.
The centralised kitchen houses a rice-cleaning machine, cold storage, boilers, conveyor belt along with modern packaging and distribution systems.
Arrangements have been made to distribute cooked food to several schools in 20 vehicles.
Target has been set to provide cooked food to about one lakh students by the end of 2015.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation in India working towards providing food for education and eliminating classroom hunger in the country.