The Akshaya Patra Foundation

location: BangaloreKarnataka

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Swipe Table
No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger
The Akshaya Patra Foundation came into being in the year 2000 to address two of the most immediate challenges of India - hunger and education by providing unlimited, wholesome food to attract children to schools, retain them and then focus on their holistic development. A one-man initiative, it started with feeding 1500 school children in Bangalore and expanded to over 1 million children in 9 years.
A qualified civil engineer from IIT Mumbai, Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa dedicated himself to the service of humanity by joining ISKCON . A committed missionary, he initiated several social development projects. He is the visionary who initiated the Akshaya Patra program in the year 2000, developing a technology-driven operating model. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Distinguished alumnus award from IIT for his exemplary service to humanity. He states that each persons situation may be different in life, but there is one place where we should have equality, and that is food
Full time staff :4025
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :956
Volunteers: 1576
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 3106979785
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 2819758021
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No of Children fed mid day meal at schools: 289883906
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, Akshaya Patra was awarded the LACP 2014/15 Vision Awards by the League of American Communications Professionals LLC Annual Report
In 2016, Akshaya Patra was awarded the Nikkei Asia Prize by the Nikkei In Economic and Business Innovation
In 2016, Akshaya Patra was awarded the CII National Food Safety Awards by the CII Food Safety
In 2015, Akshaya Patra was awarded the International ARC Awards 2015 by the International ARC Honouring outstanding achievements in annual reports.
In 2014, Akshaya Patra was awarded the ICAI Hall of Fame by the ICAI Excellence in Financial Reporting
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)000
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia2,289,6735,871,5085,418,790
Other donations from Indian individuals260,200,582176,694,869127,867,531
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia83,88267,3485,322,762
Other donations from foreign individuals417,564,70239,188,20026,301,697
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)2,095,232,9542,189,740,3321,527,044,023
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)245,796,117309,089,452314,404,963
Sale of assets2,482,0001,974,0003,464,606
Total Receipts3,106,979,7852,760,177,5202,033,090,690
Swipe Table
PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)304,894,000314,262,000336,539,626
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
Swipe Table
PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits640,420,000527,435,000454,245,484
Staff training4,282,6255,439,81614,941,972
Staff travel29,529,75625,061,62721,231,598
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)349,338,026292,183,508238,886,720
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,192,799,000931,547,000771,029,657
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)261,009,022206,223,851151,375,713
Swipe Table
Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)9,210,6918,961,4829,404,478
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )28,274,90122,661,56720,787,572
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses000
Total Payments2,819,758,0212,333,775,8512,018,442,820
Swipe Table
 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.IV SFO/241/183-192/154/2001-02]
2 PAN Number:AAATT6468P
3 12-A [No.DIT(E)12A/VOL I /A85701-02]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)/80G/08/W-2/2006-2007]
5 FCRA [No.94421037]
6 35AC [No.S.O 1237(E)]
Swipe Table
 BSR & Co LLP Chartered Accountants
 Maruthi Infotech Centre 11 12/1 Inner Ring Road,Koramangala
Swipe Table
 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,00022825422824
 10,000 – 25,00083882920
 25,000 – 50,00012852180
 50,000 – 1,00,000482068
 Greater than 1,00,00025631
Swipe Table
Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0001
 10,000 – 25,0001
 25,000 – 50,0001
 50,000 – 1,00,0002
Swipe Table
 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 7425150
2 Lowest Paid: INR 86568
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 7425150
Swipe Table
 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
Swipe Table
Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
Swipe Table
Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Chanchalapathi Dasa
 Male, Vice Chairman, INR 0.00,
2 V. Balakrishnan
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
3 T.V. Mohandas Pai
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
4 Madhu Pandit Dasa
 Male, Chairman , INR 0.00,
5 Jaganmohan Krishna Dasa
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
6 Raj Kondur
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
7 Abhay Jain
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
8 Rathnangada Govinda Das
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
Swipe Table
Board Members Background
1 Chanchalapathi Dasa A qualified engineer and a full time missionary with ISKCON Bangalore
2 V. Balakrishnan Founder and Chairman –Exfinity Technology Fund
3 T.V. Mohandas Pai Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services
4 Madhu Pandit Dasa President of ISKCON Bangalore . He designed and started the Akshaya Patra centralised model of operations. A qualified engineer and “Distinguished Alumni “ award holder of IIT Mumbai
5 Jaganmohan Krishna Dasa  A qualified engineer and full time missionary with ISKCON Bangalore
6 Raj Kondur Founder and CEO-Kondur Corp
7 Abhay Jain Board Members and Head Group Corporate Affairs of Manipal Education and Manipal Group
8 Rathnangada Govinda Das  Full time missionary with ISKCON Bangalore
Swipe Table
Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201716/07/201686
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201716/07/201686
Annual Report for the year 2015-201620/09/201683
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201620/09/201683
Swipe Table
Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Ajay K UK
 INR 16000.00 0 0% 
2 Chanchalapathi Dasa US & UK
 INR 109000.00 0 0% 
3 Madan R Swedan & Nepal
 INR 928000.00 0 0% 
4 Saanil Bhaskaran UK
 INR 261000.00 0 0% 
5 Anil Kumar TB USA
 INR 166000.00 0 0% 
6 Bhawani Singh UK
 INR 569000.00 0 0% 
7 Praveen Shetty Nepal
 INR 473000.00 0 0% 
8 Shridhar Venkat US & UK
 INR 574000.00 0 0% 
9 Shiva Prakash UK
 INR 500000.00 0 0% 
10 Ved Prakash Nepal
 INR 405000.00 0 0% 
11 Krishna Prasad Nepal
 INR 340000.00 0 0% 
Swipe Table
Data is not available

You can communicate with The Akshaya Patra Foundation at
Shridhar Venkat
#72, 3rd Floor, 3rd Main Rd,1st & 2nd Stage Yeshwantpur Industrial Suburb, Rajajinagar-
Bangalore - 560022,India

Or you can reach The Akshaya Patra Foundation here
Phone : 91 79 66058600
Fax : 91 79 66058600
E-mail :


Click on the logo(s) below to view more information about the NGO