THE BHOPAL Municipal Corporation (BMC) has served notice to Nandi Foundation for allegedly serving half-cooked chapattis and using rotten vegetables to prepare sabzi for mid-day meals provided to Government schools around the City.
Notices were served after several surprise inspections of the Nandi Foundation kitchen in BHEL area. According to information, BMC commissioner Manish Singh had directed BMC’s health department officials to conduct inspection of Nandi Foundation kitchen on August 24. During the inspection it was found that potatoes were not cleaned properly and tomatoes used were rotten.
During a recent BMC council meeting, corporators alleged that uncooked chapattis were being served as mid-day meal in the school.
After August 24, an inspection was conducted again on Saturday last and found that people working in the kitchen were wearing dirty shoes. During another inspection, some vegetables were found rotten. Following all these revelations, BMC served notice to the Nandi Foundation.
BMC has also directed that the quality of water being used in the Nandi Foundation kitchen be examined and that it dump unused food at Bhanpura trenching ground.
BMC is also likely to write a letter to the Food Department to examine the quality of grains and rice being supplied to the Nandi Foundation.
When asked, BMC health officer Dr Pramod Chandra said the quality of vegetables was found not to be up to the mark during the inspection and BMC had issued instructions and a notice to Nandi Foundation.
Dr Chandra said the BMC had told the Nandi Foundation to conduct the medical check up of employees there besides using aprons and gloves during the cooking. He said BMC also destroyed rotten vegetables last week.