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Akshaya Patra Foundation, The
SECTOR: Children
SUB SECTOR: Nutrition
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 16 Years
Tax Benefit: 100%, 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 10 States
Issues Addressed:
Midday meals; Helping reduce classroom hunger; Increasing school enrolment/attendance; Reducing malnutrition.
Infosys Foundation, Jamsetji Tata Trust, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Central/State governments.
Key Trustees:
Madhu Pandit Dasa, Mohandas Pai, Raj Kondur
Sector Average:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.5% Highest: 98.2% Lowest: 26.1%
Average: Rs9 cr Highest: Rs237 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Rs750 will feed a child for a year.
  • Rs9,000 will feed 12 children for a year.
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No child deprived of education due to hunger
  • Akshaya Patra ('Inexhaustible vessel' in Sanskrit) provides nutritious Midday meals at government/government-aided schools.
  • 15 lakh children across 11,000 rural government schools in 11 states are fed every school day. They aim to feed 50 lakh children everyday by 2020.
  • Their kitchens are state-of-the-art and we have seen for ourselves the high levels of hygiene and use of technology to bring down costs to Rs8 per meal.
237 cr
233 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015