Hyderabad, Mar 30 (PTI) The Akshaya Patra Foundation in partnership with Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, today inaugurated a high-tech mega centralised kitchen at Kandi in Sangareddy district of Telangana.

Infosys Foundation has covered the entire cost of constructing this centralised kitchen by providing a grant of Rs 18.50 crore.

The kitchen, which is spread across 64,438 sqft, will provide mid-day meals to over one lakh school children a day in the region, a release said here.

Telangana Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiam Srihari, Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty, were among those who were present at the inauguration, it said.

Akshaya Patra currently serves nutritious and freshly cooked school lunch to 1,54,649 beneficiaries every day which includes mid-day meals to 1,08,494 children in 1,207 schools and 46,155 Anganwadi beneficiaries at 1,386 centres across 7 districts of Telangana, the release added.

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