Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani virtually inaugurated The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s new kitchen in Jamnagar on Friday. The newly inaugurated kitchen has been built in collaboration with the Reliance Foundation and Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (JMC) and can serve 50,000 beneficiary children, a release said.
n the first phase, Akshaya Patra will serve 33,375 beneficiaries of the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme and ICDS Anganwadi feeding programme while adhering to international standards of food safety and hygiene.
The new state-of-the-art kitchen infrastructure, with a built-up area of 2,965 sq.mt., will be the Foundation’s 7th kitchen in the state and the 55th kitchen in the country. As a standard practice, the kitchen will also have important features like an RO water plant and cold storage.
The event was also attended by Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, State Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs; Poonamben Maadam, Member of Parliament, Jamnagar; Raghavjibhai Patel, MLA, Jamnagar Rural; Chiragbhai Kalariya, MLA, Jamjodhpur; Mahendra Nathwani – Group President, Reliance Industries Ltd., and Satish Patel, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.