After BSF jawan’s video showing the quality of food served during duty went viral, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that he has ordered frozen chicken for all units of Army.
Parrikar said that he is now personally monitoring the quality of food being served to Army men.
”We have supplied frozen chicken to 26 centres. Now we have issued direction that in next two years FSSAI-approved frozen chicken is supplied to every unit. So that quality automatically improved”, Parrikar said on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.
The comment comes after BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav in a video alleged poor quality of food being served to paramilitary troops at border areas.
Meanwhile, in a report submitted to the Home Ministry yesterday, the Border Security Force said there was neither shortage of any kind of food at the post where Jawan Yadav was serving nor anyone serving there had any complains.
The BSF has also introduced fresh guidelines for maintaining high quality of food for its personnel serving along the border.
Alternatively, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that the government has sent “experts and dieticians to each and very post of the border to ensure that the food quality of the jawans must be as per the norms.”
(With inputs from PTI)
(Feature image source: Reuters)