The Akshaya Patra Foundation operates in 52 kitchens across 12 States & 2 Union territories of India

Centralised kitchens are large kitchen units that have the capacity to typically cook up to 100,000 meals. These kitchens serve a set of schools located around the unit. They are automated and thus ensure hygiene during the cooking processes. On the other hand, in locations where factors like difficult geographical terrain and improper road connectivity do not support the construction of large infrastructure, the decentralised kitchen format is the ideal solution. These kitchens are run by the women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) under the guidance and supervision of Akshaya Patra’s kitchen process and operations module.

Hubli/Hubbali Kitchen HK Hill, Bengaluru Bengaluru Vasanthapura Ballari Mysore Chennai Mangalore Ahmedabad Vadodara Surat Vishakhapatnam Cuttack Puri Nayagarh Rourkela, Odisha Jaipur- Rajasthan Jodhpur Nathdwara- Rajasthan Baran Kandi Lucknow Vrindavan Bhilai Nagpur Ajmer Kakinada Bhubaneshwar Guwahati Thane Tripura Bhavnagar Narsingi Mangalagiri Nellore Jigani Kothagudem Bhuj Bikaner Bhilwara Udaipur Warangal Jhalawar Kalol Hyderabad

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Cooking in the centralised units begins in the early morning. All kitchens run by the organisation follow a scheduled menu. All the centralised kitchens are equipped with cauldrons, trolleys, rice chutes, dal/sambar tanks, cutting boards, knives and other similar equipment that are sanitised before usage. The North Indian kitchens are equipped with rice cauldrons and dal cauldrons. Each rice cauldron has a capacity of at least 500 litres; and each dal cauldron has the capacity to cook 1200 litres to 3000 litres of dal. As roti is an integral part of the North Indian menu, the kitchens are equipped with roti making machines, which have the capacity to roll out up to 200,000 rotis from 6000 kgs of wheat flour.

The South Indian kitchens are equipped with rice cauldrons and sambar cauldrons. Each rice cauldron has a capacity of at least 500 litres; each sambar cauldron has the capacity to cook 1200 litres to 3000 litres of sambar. All the vessels are of stainless steel 304 food grade material.

Hubli/Hubbali Kitchen

Hubballi, the nostalgic city that contemplates the splendour of historic monuments and temples witnesses the colossal three-storied centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. On July 2004, the city was venerated with the first mega-kitchen equipped with advanced technology that served as a model for the later Akshaya Patra kitchens.

  • 811

    Schools

  • 1,05,769

    Students

  • 14000

    Rice per Day

  • 25400

    Sambar per day

HK Hill, Bengaluru

In West Bengaluru, within the premises of ISKCON temple where Lord Krishna’s manifestation and eternal bliss permeates stands the H.K.Hill kitchen of Akshaya Patra. The two-storeyed ISO 22000:2005 certified, centralised kitchen stands in a radius of 5000 sq. ft. The kitchen was inaugurated on November 2000 by Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi, Union Minister for HRD, Science & Technology.

  • 555

    Schools

  • 65,877

    Students

  • 20900

    Rice per Day

  • 18300

    Sambar per day

Bengaluru Vasanthapura

In the Garden City of India, Bengaluru’s Vasanthapura locale, is situated the massive 5-storeyed ISO certified 5S and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practise) standardised centralised kitchen of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The kitchen is also referred to as the V.K. Hill kitchen since it is located atop the Vaikuntha Hill. The kitchen stands in a radius of 1,10,686.42 square feet and was inaugurated in 2007.

  • 607

    Schools

  • 65,372

    Students

  • 20650

    Rice per Day

  • 18000

    Sambar per day

Ballari

In the historical city of Ballari is located the 3-storied high-tech centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. The kitchen was established in the year 2006. The ISO certified 5S and GMP standardised kitchen serves wholesome, nutritious mid-day meals to more than one lakh children. The kitchen implements ISO 14001 EHS safety management as per the standards of 14001 & 18001.

  • 577

    Schools

  • 83,670

    Students

  • 23500

    Rice per Day

  • 21120

    Sambar per day

Mysore

Mysuru, the royal destination where history slumbers in magnificence houses the colossal GMP standardised centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. The kitchen was established in August 2005 and was inaugurated in June 2009 by B.S. Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka.

  • 142

    Schools

  • 14,384

    Students

Chennai

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  • 18

    Schools

  • 5,627

    Students

Mangalore

In spite of the fact that Mangaluru is an educational hub and a smart city, there are children in government schools who are drop-outs. Akshaya Patra implements the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in partnership with the Karnataka State Government to serve school lunch to government school students in this city.

The 5S and GMP standardised kitchen established in 2005 stands in a radius of 40 kilometres. The kitchen was inaugurated in May 2006 by Yogesh Bhat, MLA.

 

 

  • 135

    Schools

  • 12,795

    Students

  • 1700

    Rice per Day

  • 3000

    Sambar per day

Ahmedabad

“The Manchester of the East”, Ahmedabad, the city that echoes the historical magnificence of the Independence movement, houses the 3-storeyed ISO 22000:2005 certified, 5S, GMP standardised centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. The interim kitchen was established in 2007 and was inaugurated by the then, Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi. The permanent kitchen was established in 2013 and was inaugurated in August 2014 by Anandiben Patel, Gujarat Chief Minister, and the occasion was graced by Vasuben Trivedi, Minister of State, Women and Child Development along with other dignitaries. 

  • 518

    Schools

  • 99,135

    Students

  • 4500

    Rice per Day

  • 2000

    Sambar per day

  • 1000

    Dal per Day

  • 100000

    Roti per day

Vadodara

Vadodara, the industrial, cultural and educational hub of Western India, houses the immense and colossal ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certified 5S and GMP standardised, centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. The kitchen was established on 5th November, 2009. The radius of the kitchen is 73kms. The land where the kitchen stands is allotted by the government. The kitchen was inaugurated in 2009 by Shri Jagan Mohan Krishna Dasa (TAPF President Gujrat) & Shri Adikeshwar Prabhu (TAPF Vice President Gujrat).

  • 620

    Schools

  • 84,907

    Students

  • 4000

    Rice per Day

  • 160000

    Dal per Day

Surat

Surat, also referred to as the Diamond City is the 4th fastest growing city of the world and the first smart city in India. It also houses the ISO 22000:2005, 5S & GMP, and HACCP standardised centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. The kitchen was established in 2012 and was inaugurated in February 2015 by Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mrs. Anandiben Patel. The radius of the kitchen is around 7,500 square metres. 

  • 357

    Schools

  • 12,75,08

    Students

  • 13440

    Rice per Day

  • 7475

    Dal per Day

  • 5250

    Roti per day

Vishakhapatnam

Vishakhapatnam, the Jewel of the East Coast added another jewel on its crown in October 2008 with the establishment of The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s 5S and GMP standardised colossal centralised kitchen.

  • 155

    Schools

  • 19,481

    Students

  • 1500

    Rice per Day

  • 2100

    Sambar per day

Cuttack

Hubli, the nostalgic city that contemplates the splendour of historic monuments and temples witnesses the colossal three-storied centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. In July 2004, the city was venerated with the first mega-kitchen built in advanced technology which served as a model for the later Akshaya Patra kitchens.

  • 795

    Schools

  • 1,42,249

    Students

  • 1400

    Rice per Day

  • 2540

    Sambar per day

Puri

Puri, the land of ancient temples, religious sanctuaries, architectures, monuments, and golden beaches, where Lord Jagnatha reigns in majesty, houses the large and complex kitchen facility of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The kitchen is located at Balagandi and was established in 2006. There are centralized and decentralized kitchens in Puri. 

Centralised Kitchen
There is one centralised kitchen that serves a set of schools located around the unit. The double-storeyed kitchen stands in a radius of 28 km.

Decentralised Kitchen 
 The school locations where there is improper road connectivity, decentralised kitchens are set up. These kitchens are run by the women Self-Help Groups and are monitored by Akshaya Patra representatives to ensure that safe.

 

  • 654

    Schools

  • 43,555

    Students

  • 80

    Rice per Day

  • 300

    Sambar per day

Nayagarh

Hubli, the nostalgic city that contemplates the splendour of historic monuments and temples witnesses the colossal three-storied centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. In July 2004, the city was venerated with the first mega-kitchen built in advanced technology which served as a model for the later Akshaya Patra kitchens.

  • 249

    Schools

  • 21,330

    Students

  • 60

    Rice per Day

  • 140

    Sambar per day

Rourkela, Odisha

Rourkela, the Steel City of Odisha, engulfed in the scenic beauty of hills and rivers houses the 5S and GMP standardised centralised kitchen of The Akshaya Patra Foundation (in collaboration with the Central Government and the State Government of Odisha). The kitchen was established on 15 November 2013 and was inaugurated on 23 February 2014 by Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik. The Steel Authority of India (SAIL), and Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has donated Rs 8.24-crore to The Akshaya Patra Foundation as part of their CSR initiative.

 

  • 348

    Schools

  • 34,515

    Students

  • 4800

    Rice per Day

  • 11000

    Dal per Day

Jaipur- Rajasthan

Jaipur, the vibrant historical city that extols the grandeur and splendour of its magnificent past, known by the sobriquet, The Pink City, houses the ISO 22000:2005 certified; 5S and GMP standardised centralised kitchen of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

  • 1,859

    Schools

  • 1,08,802

    Students

  • 14000

    Rice per Day

  • 25400

    Dal per Day

Jodhpur

Hubli, the nostalgic city that contemplates the splendour of historic monuments and temples witnesses the colossal three-storied centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. In July 2004, the city was venerated with the first mega-kitchen built in advanced technology which served as a model for the later Akshaya Patra kitchens.

  • 140

    Schools

  • 13,109

    Students

  • 30

    Rice per Day

  • 200

    Sambar per day

Nathdwara- Rajasthan

Nathdwara, the holy city in West Rajasthan that houses the famous Shreenathji Temple, also accommodates the ISO 22000:2005 certified 5S and GMP standardised centralised kitchen of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The kitchen was established on 14 November 2011 and was inaugurated by C.P. Joshi, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways. 

 Lalit K. Tulsiyan and Radha Devi Joshi Family Foundation supported Akshaya Patra to set up the hi-tech kitchen incurring a construction cost of Rs. 5.5 crores. The fully operational two-storeyed kitchen stands in a radius of 23,546 sq. ft. and is divided into two sections - dry section and wet section.

 

  • 899

    Schools

  • 35,141

    Students

  • 1000

    Rice per Day

  • 2200

    Sambar per day

Baran

Hubli, the nostalgic city that contemplates the splendour of historic monuments and temples witnesses the colossal three-storied centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. In July 2004, the city was venerated with the first mega-kitchen built in advanced technology which served as a model for the later Akshaya Patra kitchens.

  • 119

    Schools

  • 11,478

    Students

  • 700

    Rice per Day

  • 500

    Sambar per day

Kandi

The pearl city of India, Hyderabad, lulled in the endearing glory of the past heritage houses the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standardised centralised kitchen of Akshaya Patra. The kitchen was established in 2008 and inaugurated by Damodhar Raja Narasimha, Deputy Chief Minister. The extended kitchen with the new section and cold room was inaugurated on 12 August, 2015 by Prof. V.S. Rao, Director BITS Pilani, Hyderabad. 

Each day the kitchen serves fresh, hot, nutritious mid-day meals to over 70,000 children in Hyderabad.

 

  • 682

    Schools

  • 90,399

    Students

  • 240

    Rice per Day

  • 320

    Sambar per day

Lucknow

Lucknow, the ethnic and artistic hub that reflects the old-world charm of the exquisite monuments, houses the magnificent double storeyed ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) certified, 5S and GMP (Goods Manufacturing Practices) standardised centralised Akshaya Patra kitchen. The Foundation was hand-picked by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government to run the Mid-Day Meal Programme. 

  • 1,354

    Schools

  • 97,366

    Students

  • 6500

    Rice per Day

  • 15000

    Dal per Day

Vrindavan

Vrindavan, the holy place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood witnesses the massive three-storied kitchen of Akshaya Patra. The kitchen was established in June 2004. 

  • 2,032

    Schools

  • 1,16,642

    Students

  • 30000

    Rice per Day

  • 20000

    Dal per Day

Bhilai

The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been nourishing the children of Bhilai since 2009. The large kitchen facility is situated in a radius of 9000 sq. ft. and was inaugurated in January 2009 by Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. This kitchen is an ISO 22000:2005 certified 5S, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standard centralised kitchen.

  • 130

    Schools

  • 18,181

    Students

  • 2000

    Rice per Day

  • 3000

    Dal per Day

Nagpur

Nagpur, the third largest city of the Indian state of Maharashtra houses the 5S and GMP standardised, centralised kitchen of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The kitchen was established on 20 August 2016 and was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis.  The event was graced by Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Nagpur Guardian Minister; Praveen Datke, Mayor of Nagpur; Satish Vitthalrao Hole, Deputy Mayor of Nagpur; and Vandana Tilak, Guardian Donor of Akshaya Patra. The kitchen stands in a radius of 3519.828 sq. ft.

  • 245

    Schools

  • 10,487

    Students

  • 400

    Rice per Day

  • 120

    Dal per Day

Ajmer

Ajmer is one of the five locations in Rajasthan where The Akshaya Patra Foundation has its 5S and GMP standardised centralised kitchen. This kitchen was established in July 2016 and was inaugurated by Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.


  

  • 189

    Schools

  • 12,735

    Students

  • 625

    Rice per Day

  • 2540

    Sambar per day

Kakinada

The peaceful city of Kakinada, known by sobriquets such as ‘Fertilizer City’, ‘Pensioner's Paradise’, and ‘Second Madras’, houses the centralised kitchen of The Akshaya Patra Foundation in a radius of 12 kilometres. The kitchen was established in December 2015 and was inaugurated by S. Aleem Basha, Municipal Commissioner of Kakinada. 

 

  • 204

    Schools

  • 10,667

    Students

  • 1200

    Rice per Day

  • 2400

    Sambar per day

Bhubaneshwar

A centre of economic and cultural importance in Eastern India, Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha. It also houses the GMP standardised centralised kitchen of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The three storeyed kitchen stands in a radius of 35 kilometres.

  • 829

    Schools

  • 46479

    Students

  • 4000

    Rice per Day

  • 10500

    Dal per Day

Guwahati

Guwahati, the largest city in Assam, that is home to the largest number of temples and monuments, where the alluring charisma of epics, puranas and the colonial era slumbers in the beauty of the city’s exquisiteness is located the ISO certified, centralised kitchen of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The kitchen employs Hygiene Standards as 5S and GMP standards.  Established in January 2010, the kitchen was inaugurated by Sri. J.B. Patnaik, Honourable Governor of Assam. Presently, the Guwahati kitchen provides nutritious meals to 47,249 children in 607 schools.

  • 546

    Schools

  • 23,861

    Students

  • 3200

    Rice per Day

  • 6000

    Dal per Day

Thane

Thane is immediate neighbour of Mumbai city and a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The city has the first TAPF kitchen built with advanced technology which serves as a model for the future Akshaya Patra kitchens.

  • 54

    Schools

  • 10,663

    Students

  • 2772

    Rice per Day

  • 1492

    Dal per Day

Tripura

  • 2

    Schools

  • 910

    Students

  • 1200

    Rice per Day

  • 2400

    Sambar per day

Bhavnagar

  • 56

    Schools

  • 14410

    Students

  • 1200

    Rice per Day

  • 2400

    Sambar per day

Narsingi

  • 198

    Schools

  • 15343

    Students

  • 650

    Rice per Day

  • 2400

    Sambar per day

Mangalagiri

  • 165

    Schools

  • 14,650

    Students

  • 1200

    Rice per Day

  • 2400

    Sambar per day

Nellore

  • 81

    Schools

  • 15600

    Students

  • 1200

    Rice per Day

  • 2400

    Sambar per day

Jigani

  • 198

    Schools

  • 28543

    Students

  • 1200

    Rice per Day

  • 2400

    Sambar per day

Kothagudem

  • 225

    Schools

  • 12,806

    Students

  • 1200

    Rice per Day

  • 2400

    Sambar per day

Bhuj

  • yet to start

    Schools

  • 50000

    Students

Bikaner

  • 121

    Schools

  • 25000

    Students

Bhilwara

  • 83

    Schools

  • 13000

    Students

  • 525

    Rice per Day

  • 2000

    Sambar per day

Udaipur

  • 35000

    Schools

  • 201

    Students

Warangal

  • 1

    Schools

  • 20586

    Students

Jhalawar

  • 146

    Schools

  • 10566

    Students

  • 715

    Rice per Day

  • 2100

    Sambar per day

Kalol

  • 93

    Schools

  • 14,261

    Students

Hyderabad

  • 463

    Schools

  • 62,020

    Students

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