Mid-day meals from centralised kitchen in Odisha

Koraput: A total of 11,320 students of 154 primary and upper primary schools in Koraput district will be provided mid-day meals from a centralised kitchen, officials said.

Preparing mid-day meal at a high-tech centralised kitchen will not only ensure hygienic food but also reduce the burden on teachers who had to monitor the meal, they said.

“There were numerous instances of academic activities taking a beating at schools with teachers getting overloaded in monitoring midday meal. Now throuh this system we are hopeful that teachers will concentrate more on teaching,” said Markat Keshari Roy, District Education Officer of Koraput.

Also, having a centralised kitchen is that officers can check the quality of food frequently, he added. The centralised kitchen has been established at Rondapalli under Jeypore block and it will supply food to primary and upper primary schools situated in Jeypore, Koraput and Sunabeda municipal areas and Kotpad NAC from tomorrow.