Akshaya Patra’s first roti-making machine in South India
Advanced technology has played a vital role in our mid-day meal operations, especially when lakhs of meals have to be prepared in a span of few hours.
Recently, we inaugurated our first roti-making machine in South India at Ballari kitchen. The 40-feet machine, donated by Vijaya Bank as part of its CSR activities, is fully automated and has the capacity to produce 20,000 rotis per hour. We would like to thank Vijaya Bank for their generous support towards our Food for Education programme.
As of January 2017, centralised kitchen in Ballari which is ISO certified prepares mid-day meals for 1,11,333 children in and around this district. As we prepare to reach out to many more children in the coming years, kitchen equipment like the roti-making machine is an encouragement to reach our goals.
In the picture: Kishore Kumar Sansi, Managing Director and CEO of Vijaya Bank along with bank officials and Shri Acharya Ratna Dasa, General Manager - Projects, during the inauguration of the roti-making machine
On June 7, 2017, Akshaya Patra opened a new centralised kitchen in Bhavnagar – fifth largest city in the state of Gujarat
Around 25 enthusiastic young volunteers participated in a cleanliness drive organised by AIKYA, in pursuance of its mission to enhance the quality of school education, promote a culture of ‘Cleanliness and Hygiene’ in schools served by The Akshaya