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    • A free mid-day meal program in government schools to promote literacy among underprivileged children
      • Educated middle class
      • Strong agriculture sector
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      • Robust services sector
      • Improved infrastructure
      • Mature capital market
      Key player in the global knowledge economy with : Key player in the global knowledge economy with : India
    • India has the second largest education system in the world with 108 million children attending primary school
    • Even then, 72 million children in India between 5 & 14 years do not have access to basic education. Poverty forces them into child labor.
    • 63 per cent of them go to bed hungry & 53 per cent suffer from chronic malnutrition
    • One in three of the world's malnourished children lives in India. “ Childhood Under Threat,’’ UNICEF Report 2005
    • No food, No education -- a sheer waste of human potential
    • a free mid-day meal program to get children out of work and into schools Akshaya Patra
    • The Sanskrit term Akshaya Patra, which means the inexhaustible container, has its origins in India’s famous epic Mahabharata
    • Akshaya Patra’s vision No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger
    • “ Research studies prove that mid-day meals is the most powerful incentive to attract children to schools” Prof Jean Dreze Professor of Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics
    • Was set up in June 2000 in Bangalore, as a charitable Trust to offer nutritious food to deprived children in government schools
    • started with1,500 children in Bangalore and now serves 438,997 children in ten locations in India
    • 0 5,000 Currently Serving in… 140,000 15,000 25,000 35,000 45,000 55,000 65,000 75,000 85,000 95,000 105,000 115,000 125,000 135,000 15,000 132,297 60,200 48,900 9,500 4,100 Bangalore Hubli- Dharwad Jaipur Vrindavan Baran Nathdwara Mangalore Mysore
      • Karnataka
      • Rajasthan
      • Uttar Pradesh
      • Orissa
      9,000 Bellary 10,000 Puri 10,000 140,000
    • Akshaya Patra pioneered the use of technology for cooking food to minimize cost, time and labor
    • Based on local preferences, in Southern India we serve: Rice, Lentils with Vegetables & Yoghurt Rice Lentils Yoghurt
    • And in Northern India, it is chapattis, dal or curry with vegetables, and sometimes dessert
    • The three-item menu for thousands of children is prepared in just five hours, everyday
    • Akshaya Patra uses a centralized, automated kitchen infrastructure to ensure hygiene and efficiency
    • Typical kitchen infrastructure to cook food for about 125,000 children
    • Vegetables are sorted, graded, washed and cut the previous evening
      • 10 tons of rice
      • 4 tons of lentils
      • 3.5 tons of vegetables
      • 3.5 tons of yoghurt are needed everyday for about 100,000 children
    • A large cauldron like this cooks rice for 1000 students in about 15 minutes. Rice is transferred to a trolley by tilting the cauldron
    • The rice is then emptied into a vibrating trough & from there into the containers
    • Lentils with vegetables for 6,000 students is cooked in just 2 hours & then collected into containers through stainless steel ducts
    • Correct measurements of ingredients and proper planning ensure consistent taste and quality
    • To make chappatis, we use machines like this which can prepare 10,000 chappatis per hour
    • Cooked food is packed into containers & moved on a conveyor belt to the loading area
    • Custom built vehicles transport food to distant schools – each vehicle can carry food for 5,000 children
    • In Baran district, Rajasthan, Akshaya Patra’s approach is community-specific
    • Decentralized kitchens have been set up with Women’s Self Help Groups
    • Nursing and pregnant mothers are also given wholesome food to prevent malnutrition at birth
      • Merit scholarships for talented students
      • Teacher training programs
      • Special coaching for higher grade students
      Also offers
    • Board of Trustees Madhu Pandit Dasa Chairman Chanchalapathi Dasa Vice Chairman C C Das Program Director T.V. Mohandas Pai Director Director & Board Member Infosys Technologies Ltd. Abhay Jain Director Entrepreneur Ramdas Kamath Director Vice President, Fin. & Admin. Infosys Technologies Ltd. Raj Kondur Director Chairman & CEO, Nirvana Business Solutions
    • Sudha Murty Chairperson, Infosys Foundation B Swarup Member, Settlement Commission New Delhi Dr Devi Shetty Cardiologist, Narayana Hrudayalaya T M Vijay Bhaskar, IAS Principle Secretary Primary Education, Govt. of Karnataka Ravi Uppal Vice Chairman & Managing Director ABB Ltd. Ramesh Ramanathan Campaign Co-ordinator, Janaagraha J K Rao, IRS Retd. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Rajendra Babu Former Chief Justice of India Rakesh Mittal Managing Director Bharti Televenture Ltd., New Delhi K Jairaj, IAS Commissioner Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Narsim Shenoy Director, Volvo Former Chairman, ABB Ltd. V Balakrishnan CFO Infosys Technologies Ltd. Shukla Bose Founder & CEO Parikrma Humanity Foundation Board of Advisors & Patrons
    • Akshaya Patra is secular and child inclusive and is provided only in Government schools
    • To ensure transparency, this program is audited by
    • Cost-effective program spends only Rs 6 or 13 US cents per wholesome meal per child
      • Various studies have proved that the program is effective in
          • Offering access to education
          • Increasing retention
          • Eliminating classroom hunger
          • Fostering social equity
          • Improving general health
      • School Enrolment
      • School Attendance
      • Drop Out Rate
      • Classroom Performance
      • Nutritional status of the student
      An on-going Impact Assessment Study by in select locations covered: Source: ORG Centre for Social Research A division of AC Nielsen ORG MARG Pvt. Ltd.
      • Enrolment improved by 23% in Class I during first year of program implementation.
      • Average enrolment in higher classes has also improved.
      • Average drop out rate also declined from 18% to 8% in class I.
      • Classroom performance has also improved: proportion of students obtained ‘Grade A’ has raised from 9.6% to 15.1% across all classes.
      Sample Survey Results for Bangalore
      • Enrolment improved by 16.6% in Class I during first year of program implementation.
      • Enrolment in Class V has also improved by 31%.
      • Nutritional status of around 75% children was reported as normal. This is the highest across all locations.
      Sample Survey Results for Hubli
      • Impact on enrolment was not visible because the program was at its nascent stage.
      • Around 18% students in Jaipur reported that they would not have come to school if Akshaya Patra mid-day meals had not been provided.
      • Attendance rate has improved by 8.2%.
      • Around 45% of sample students reported as undernourished in Jaipur.
      Sample Survey Results for Jaipur
      • Average enrolment has improved marginally in comparison to three years prior to Akshaya Patra mid-day meal program with a growth rate of 4.3%.
      • Attendance rate has improved by 12.2%.
      • Around 51.8% of sample students reported as undernourished in Baran, highest across all locations.
      Sample Survey Results for Baran
      • Enrolment improved by 12.3% in Class I during first year of program implementation.
      • Enrolment also improved in class V.
      • Average attendance rate increased by 14.6% after Akshaya Patra mid-day meal program.
      • Proportion of students obtained ‘Grade A’ has improved from 14.4% to 25.6% across all classes.
      • Proportion of students obtained ‘Grade E’ has declined from 11.2% to 1.4% across all classes.
      Sample Survey Results for Vrindavan
      • Siemens
      • Philips
      • ABB Ltd.
      • Infosys Foundation
      • The Deshpande Foundation
      • Nomura Securities
      • UBS
      • Indian Private & Nationalized Banks
      • Ashok Leyland
      • Goldman Sachs
      • Bharti Enterprises
      Key Corporate supporters include:
    • Re.1.31 for students in class 1 to 7 Government of Karnataka Re.1 for students in class 1 to 5 Government of Uttarpradesh Rs.2 for students in class 1 to 5 + Sales & Road tax exemption Government of Rajasthan Government of Orissa Rs.1.65 for students in class 1 to 5 + Sales tax exemption Government of India 2.6 kg of rice or wheat per child for students in class 1 to 7 + 35AC + Excise duty exemption Partnership with State & Central Governments
    • Institutional Partners Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Pratiksha Foundation Sarojini Damodaran Trust Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Indian Institute of Science Regional Institute of English Avishkar - Divakars Hospital, Bangalore M.S.Ramaiah Hospital, Bangalore Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Durlabji Hospital, Jaipur Johari Dalamchand Sohanlal Baid Trust, Rajasthan
    • To feed 1 Million underprivileged students everyday by 2010 Projection for the program
        • Help purchase kitchen equipment
        • Help build the kitchen facility
        • Contribute to buy vehicles for distribution
        • Adopt a school
        • Commit to feed a certain number of children every year
      Here is how you can participate in the program
    • 100% tax deduction for donations
      • Under section 35AC/80GGA (bb) of Income Tax Act in India
      • Under section 501 (c) (3) in USA
    • Thank you