Akshaya Patra

Imposing a food culture

Print edition : July 05, 2019

June 22, 2005: Bengaluru Mayor R. Narayana Swamy (left) exchanging an MoU with C.C. Dasa, Director of ISKCON’s Akshaya Patra, on the mid-day meal scheme for corporation schoolchildren, at the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike office. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

The controversy in Karnataka over the Akshaya Patra Foundation’s refusal to include onions and garlic in its mid-day meals in government schools raises concerns over the imposition of upper-caste food habits on pupils of poor and lower-caste backgrounds.
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