The Centre has constituted a "Group of Food Secretaries" from States along with Senior officers of Central Govt to deliberate on the framework of the Community Kitchens Scheme.
While announcing the Constitution of ‘Group of Secretaries’, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Textiles and Commerce & Industry affirmed that Community Kitchens scheme needs to be prepared- which is simple, transparent and in the benefit of people.
Goyal said, “We should have empathy towards poor of the country and should ensure collective resolve to run successful and transparent food programmes to ensure proper nutrition to children”.
The Minister urged that the Community Kitchen needs to be built on 4 pillars of Quality, Hygiene, Reliability & Spirit of Service.
The Group of Food Secretaries include Food Secretaries from 8 states of Kerala, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. The Food Secretary of Madhya Pradesh will be heading the Group.