Quality of food served in Indira canteens disappoints

Indira Canteen at Miller's Road

Bangalore, November 20, 2017: The Indira canteens in Bangalore are not able to live up to people’s expectations, in terms of the quality of food they serve.

“Initially I used to come here often. But the quality of the food is not good. So I come to eat here only when I don’t have an option,” Manjunatha, a Pre Examination Training Centre (PETC) student, who sometimes has lunch at an Indira canteen, said.

In July 2017, the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, launched 125 canteens in the city with the motive to feed the poorest section of the society at cheap rates.
However, only 152 canteens have opened so far.

The canteens have a centralised kitchen in Chamarajpet, from where the food is distributed to all canteens.

Dr. Manpranjan, The health inspector for the Indira Canteens, said that a team had been formed to conduct checks on the quality of food.

“Initially, we received a few complaints regarding the quality and quantity of food, but we rectified it. We have a team that conducts periodical checks on the quality and recommends necessary rectification,” he said.

On November 19, the Chief Minister announced the launch of 300 more  canteens across all districts and taluks in the State.

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