Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Former US President Bill Clinton set to visit north India’s ‘biggest kitchen’

Daily Bhaskar: Jaipur: Former President Bill Clinton is set to visit largest kitchen of North India ‘Akshaya Patra’ which is equipped with machines that are capable of cooking 2 lakhs 5 thousand chapattis, 6 tons pulses and 5 tons rice all together, said sources. Clinton is likely to come and witness the process carried by this kitchen’s members.

If he arrives, then he will become a part of ‘school lunch program’ through which one lakh and four thousands school kids are provided lunch.

Mr Clinton is slated to focus global health, climate change and economic development. The visit is planned from 16 July to 23 July. He will also visit Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and some other countries along with India. The visit is the program of Clinton global initiative commitment to action. This program is associated to Akshaya Patra and Deshpandey foundation.

This kitchen is one its kind and 300 people are employed here. The monthly menu of the kitchen is decided by the food officer and nutritive officer. The chapattis and rice are prepared with the help of machines.

The chapattis making machine prepares 40 thousand chapattis in just one hour. The staff gets to their work early in the morning at 4 am so that the food is delivered on time.

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