The Akshaya Patra Foundation Received Rs. 55 Crore Grant from the Jamsetji Tata Trust

The Akshaya Patra Foundation has received a grant of Rs. 55 Crore spread over the period of 5 years from the Jamsetji Tata Trust. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Akshaya Patra and Jamsetji Tata Trust.

bangalore (I-Newswire) December 20, 2013 - The Akshaya Patra Foundation has received a grant of Rs. 55 Crore spread over the period of 5 years from the Jamsetji Tata Trust. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Akshaya Patra and Jamsetji Tata Trust. The initiative will focus on providing continuous support to repair and up-grade the existing kitchens, acquisition of logistic equipment including vehicles, reducing cooking to consumption time, mounting 'green initiatives', enhancing food safety measures and achieving process efficiencies. Thus, on a higher note, it will improve the quality & security measures of mid day meal served on each school working day by Akshaya Patra.

In a public-private partnership with the Government of India, Akshaya Patra serves over 1.3 million children in 9 states, 19 locations in India regularly with a mission to serve 5 million children by 2020. The state of the art kitchen facility (The Centralised model kitchen) can provide meals ranging from 50000 - 150000 meals per day. Akshaya Patra also has de-centralised kitchen model to reach remote areas. "The mission of Akshaya Patra is to reach 5 million children by 2020. This initiative will empower us to take few steps towards our goal. We are grateful to the Jamsetji Tata Trust for having seen value in associating with our programme." Said Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

The Jamsetji Tata Trust is one of the oldest philanthropic institutions in India, and has played a pioneering role in changing traditional ideas of charity.
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About Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a Bangalore based NGO in India that was started in 2000. The non    More.. profit Foundation believes in providing unlimited food for children by implementing the Mid-Day Meal program for the underprivileged children studying in Government school and Government-aided school . It is currently operating in 20 locations across 9 Indian states. Our Vision is to feed 5 million children by 2020.Less..

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Akshaya Patra Foundation
Akshaya Patra Foundation
#72, 3rd Floor, 3rd Main Road, 1st & 2nd Stage Yeshwantpur Industrial Suburb, Rajajinagar Ward No. 1
Bangalore, India
Phone : 1800 425 8622

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