Amazon and Akshaya Patra to help implement Karnataka milk scheme

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Gopal Pillai

Bengaluru–Amazon on Wednesday announced a partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to implement the Karnataka government’s ‘Ksheera Bhagya’ Scheme in the city, wherein schoolchildren would be provided a glass of milk each five days a week.

The partnership aims to reach out to 170,000 children across 1,300 government schools in the state.

“The scheme is a dream project conceived by Karnataka Milk Federation on Chief Minister’s (Siddaramaiah) suggestion to help poor children by providing them nutritious food essential for healthy growth and all-round development of schoolchildren,” Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Horticulture Minister A. Manju said in an official statement here.

Gopal Pillai

“We are happy to see that Amazon has come forward to support its implementation,” he said.

Amazon Director and General Manager (Seller Services) Gopal Pillai said: “In line with Amazon Care’s vision of transforming lives, we have partnered with the civil society at large to bring about transformation and betterment of the community.”

The Ksheera Bhagya Scheme was launched by the Congress government in 2013 to provide nutrition through milk to students of government schools and anganwadis across the state.

City-headquartered Akshaya Patra Foundation has been implementing various midday meal schemes across 12 states in the country.

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