Panel suggests trial run before launch of food scheme for college students


Ministers Harish Rao, K Srihari and A Indrakaran Reddy taste the midday meals at Secretariat | Express

HYDERABAD: As many as five ministers on Friday tasted the food to be provided to around 5 lakh college students by The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The ministerial committee, headed by deputy chief minister K Srihari, held its second meeting here to know the quality of food to be supplied by Akshaya Patra for the midday meal scheme to be extended to college students.

The organisers of Akshaya Patra went to the Secretariat along with cooked food and plates, and served the food to ministers Srihari, E Rajender, T Harish Rao, A Indra Karan Reddy and Jogu Ramanna. After tasting the food, the committee asked Akshaya Patra to submit the menu and the price list by August 6. “We will submit the Akashya Patra price list along with our report to CM K Chandrasekhar Rao who will announce his decision,” Srihari said.

The committee suggested to Akshaya Patra to conduct a trial run before launching the midday meal scheme for college students. It also wanted the NGO to increase the number of kitchens to be able to cater to over 5 lakh students of Intermediate, degree, Polytechnic, ITI, B.Ed, D.Ed and model junior colleges in all the 31 districts.

Source: The New Indian Express         Dated: August 06, 2018