Thursday, February 3, 2011

Akshaya Patra hit by price rise too

TNN | Jan 30, 2011 | 05.04 am IST | BANGALORE: Spiralling food rates are also affecting Akshaya Patra, the largest non-government school meal programme by Iskcon, which is gearing to combat the price rise. “We are looking at procuring dal from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh where the price is around Rs 40 per kilo.
Our meals, with a combination of dal and pulses, retain nutritional value. As a long-term measure, we held talks with agencies to see whether we could import dal directly from other countries,” Chanchalapathi Das, vice-chairman, Akshaya Patra, told Sunday Times of India. In Karnataka, around 5 lakh children are covered under the scheme.

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