Recent developments bring to fore that the presence of Akshaya Patra in Maharashtra will be felt soon. Akshaya Patra has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra Government and the Tata Trust to help in setting up of centralised kitchen to provide mid-day meal in Maharashtra. Ratan Tata, the Tata Chairman Emeritus was also present at the event.
This project is aimed at providing wholesome meals at Ashram-shalas in Maharashtra. The pilot project is expected to launch in Mundhegaon in Nashik and Kambalgaon in Palghar on 1st August and 15th August respectively.
Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra said that the Centralised Kitchen facilitated by Akshaya Patra in Maharashtra will help in providing nutritious mid-day meal in Maharashtra’s numerous Ashram-Shalas that are run by Tribal Development Department and NGOs in Maharashtra. He also said that from 15 December the project will be launched for the entire state, focussing especially in the districts where there is more prevalence of malnutrition.
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