Akshaya Patra is the free midday meal scheme in Karnataka.
Where is this plant? Who owns and operates it?
This is the daily midday meal scheme for underprivileged kids.
fantastic .. ..a must see & read.
The kitchen from the outside - a three-storey building which uses Gravity Flow Mechanism developed in-house by our team. Each kitchen has the capacity to cook between 50 000 to 100 000 mid-day meals per day. Costing approximately 9 crores to set up, they are built with funds from public donations.
The kitchen from the inside, consisting of rice cauldrons each of which cooks up to 110kg of rice in 20 minutes. Sambar cauldrons cook up to 1200 litres of sambar in two hours.
It is washed thoroughly on the 2nd floor
Washed rice is sent down the chute to the 1st floor
Rice pours down into steam heated cauldrons for cooking. The entire cooking process takes place on the 1st floor
Super heated steam is used to cook food instead of flame.
When cooking is finished, it is loaded into trolleys
Cooked rice is sent down the chute to the ground floor
It flows down the pipe into containers
Piping hot rice on its way to being loaded into food vans. Around 6000 kilosof rice are cooked daily in each kitchen.
Food materials in Kitchen
Stock in the kitchen
Washed dal and vegetables flows down the chute into sambar cauldron on the 1st floor.
Vegetables and dal ready to be cooked
Sambar being cooked on the first floor
Cooked sambar is packed and sent to the food vans to be loaded.