Akshaya Patra to Inaugurate Ahmedabad Kitchen
The Akshaya Patra Foundation will be inaugurating its kitchen at Ahmedabad on 03 August, 2014. The inauguration will be attended by the Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel, along with Vasuben Trivedi, MOS – Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat.
The kitchen which was relocated from Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad feeds 121,508 children across 666 schools in the districts of both regions. This centralised kitchen is IS0 22000:2005 certified, and follows a technology-intensive, highly efficient model, suited for large-scale cooking.
The kitchen spread over an area of two acres is one of the largest kitchens in India, and has the capacity to cook up to 200,000 meals in five hours. The kitchen also comes equipped with a full-scale bakery which will be used to produce wheat based products for the school children. The kitchen has been constructed with three levels, employing the gravity flow system for the operations process.
This kitchen utilises Steam Generating Boilers with a capacity of 2000 kgs, 7 Stage rice cleaning machine, roti making machine with a capacity to produce 60,000 rotis per hour, rice and dal silos, ETP and RO plants. The kitchen also has 44 custom-designed meal distribution vehicles, to carry to mid-day meals to the beneficiary schools. Overall the kitchen has 275 workers employed, ensuring that the entire operations process is executed smoothly.
The kitchen has been set up through the generosity of certain individuals and entities. Land for the kitchen was donated by Chimanlal Agrawal & family, and Nandlal Agrawal & family. The Hans Foundation supported the capital expenditure, equipment and vehicles; while the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) co-sponsored the kitchen by donating kitchen equipment. The entire kitchen was built at a total cost of Rs. 15 cores.
Please attend the inauguration at:
The Akshaya Patra Foundation,
Opp. Ahmedabad Dental College,
Bhadaj, Near Science City,
Ahmedabad - 380060 (Gujarat)
Date: 03 August, 2014
Time: 11 AM onwards
RSVP: Manish Gadpe: +91 9904400425
Mr. SS Rajamouli and Mr. Shobu Yarlagadda on a tour of our kitchen in Narsingi, Hyderabad on December 11