On 9 September 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Government of Madhya Pradesh and The Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide mid-day meals to school children in Bhopal.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Honourable Shri Kamal Nath – Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh; Shri Kamleshwer Patel – Cabinet Minister; name missing – CEO Zilla Panchayat Bhopal Mid-Day Meal Department; name missing – Collector, Bhopal; Mr Ravi Jhunjhunu – Chairman, Hindustan Electro Graphite Limited; Mr Manish Gulati – Vice-Chairman, Hindustan Electro Graphite Limited, and Akshaya Patra representatives Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa – Vice-Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation; Mr Ravindra Chamaria G. – Vice Chairman – Advisory Board, The Akshaya Patra Foundation and Chairman & Managing Director Infinity Infotech Parks Ltd.; Shri R. Govind Prabhu, and Shri Anant Shesh Prabhu.
Akshaya Patra will set up a kitchen to provide mid-day meals to 48,000 children in Bhopal and 3,000 children in Mandideep area of Raisen district. This kitchen will be sponsored by Hindustan Electro Graphite Limited.