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Annamrita-ISKCON Food Relief Foundation

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Feed 20 secondary school children for a month through Annamrita midday meal
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Feed the Annamrita midday meal to 2 primary school children for one year
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To liberate the underprivileged from the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by serving children with nutritious meal that attracts and keeps them in school thereby enhancing their educational experience
The genesis of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF) dates back to 1974, when His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Founder-Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), noticed a group of village children fighting with street dogs over scraps of food. Shocked and saddened by what he saw, he turned to his disciples and said, “No one within a ten mile radius of our temples should go hungry”. When the Government of India launched a strategic program in 1994 called the Midday Meal Scheme to fight two of the most pressing problems of India – hunger and illiteracy, IFRF saw a great opportunity for providing children with the right nutrition to support their education.
Dr.Ravindra Khatanhar is the Administrative Advisor of the Trust. He is a Dental Surgeon from Nair Hospital Dental College, University of Bombay and was in private practice from 1969 to 1986. He was the President of the Lions Club in Vile Parle East in 1980. He has served as the Secretary of the Governing Body Commission of ISKCON Worldwide from the year 2000 to 2005. He says: Really this project is not about feeding, it is about educating. Most of these children who come from economically weaker sections, their parents would rather have them go and do some child labour like rag picking, pocket picking or some such menial jobs. But these children, attend school because of the food that they get there, will in the course get educated and their future as citizens of this country will definitely be much better. And this is a boon to the society at large.
Full time staff :457
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 3
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 328675940
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 357347447
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
12 Lac midday meals fed to undeprivileged children daily for an academic year acros India.: 1200000
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Trust IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award
In 2016, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the Commitment to Transparency & Public Accountability by the Guide Star India For commitment to Transparency and Public Accountability
In 2016, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the Lifebuoy National Child Health Symposium and Awards by the Hindustan Unilever Ltd Child Nutrition
In 2016, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the D.Y. Patil Annual Achievers Award by the Dr. D. Y. Patil Group Best organisation for distributing midday meals to underprivileged children
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)012,129,7088,454,027
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia298,300315,300296,350
Other donations from Indian individuals22,716,17726,598,86716,620,042
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia45,76157,09118,370
Other donations from foreign individuals02,295,8301,263,280
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)109,893,424749,369,903633,598,588
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)5,306,42400
Sale of assets1,889,482545,9641,365,458
Total Receipts328,675,940791,381,933661,623,831
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)42,446,40054,541,67126,015,912
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits17,980,620135,187,312114,095,433
Staff training000
Staff travel01,614,8621,231,312
Consultant's fees881,56213,185,20012,623,690
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)41,475,80534,894,99131,704,738
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)237,255,805373,720,976397,960,503
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)15,212,53300
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits05,658,32612,941,057
Staff training000
Staff travel052,26952,269
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)010,829,62314,366,187
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)84,3894,500,9684,460,005
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )01,169,1302,336,608
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)036,101,71833,692,749
Other non-programme expenses04,264,4502,081,340
Total Payments357,347,447720,531,264728,457,401
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.E – 21854]
2 PAN Number:AAATI4114M
3 12-A [No.TR/38665]
4 80G [No.DIT (E)MC/80G/2229/2009-10]
5 FCRA [No.84040005]
6 35AC [No.F No – NC - 270/280/2005]
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 Girish S. Watwe & Associates
 202, Garden View, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (West)
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,00032427351
 10,000 – 25,00087390
 25,000 – 50,000505
 50,000 – 1,00,00010010
 Greater than 1,00,000011
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0002
 10,000 – 25,0002
 25,000 – 50,0002
 50,000 – 1,00,0002
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 3453177
2 Lowest Paid: INR 125425
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 925000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Devaki Nandan Das
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Gopal Krishna Goswami
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Bhakti Charu Swami
 Male, Trustee Chairman, INR 0.00,
4 Revati Raman Das
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Devaki Nandan Das He is responsible for the Fund Raising activities of the Trust. He has served as the Chairman of the Fund Raising Committee for ISKCON, Juhu since 1998. He is responsible for the activities of ISKCON in Mumbai, Lucknow and Allahabad.
2 Gopal Krishna Goswami He is the Co-Chairman of the Trust. He has completed his Masters in Business Administration from McGill University at Montreal and worked as the Senior Marketing Executive for Pepsico Inc. in Canada for several years.
3 Bhakti Charu Swami He is the Chairman of the Trust. He is a graduate in Chemistry. He has served in various managerial capacities and has undertaken many social activities for the last 30 years. He is a member of the Governing Body Commission of ISKCON Worldwide. He is currently heading the ISKCON Ujjain center.
4 Revati Raman Das He has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore. Worked as a superintendent in amulti-national company "BOSCH". He served in the Bangalore temple till 1996 and then continued serving as the Temple President in ISKCON Tirupati.
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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 2016-201720/03/201644
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201710/07/201644
Annual Report for the year 2015-201615/10/201644
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201615/10/201644
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External Reviews
1Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for Food Safety
2Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Business Assurance (ISO standards)
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Midday meals promote education
The annamrita program is based on the belief that you are what you eat. Therefore one nutritious meal a day brings thousands of children to school. You can help every child in this country get an education, if you donate that one wholesome meal.   The khichdi is prepared with the highest standards of hygiene and quality ingredients that meet the nutritional requirements of growing children. One nutritious meal a day brings thousands of children to school. Presently we cater over 12,00,000 meals everyday from our 20 kitchen centers across 8 states.
 A Healthy and Happy Child
Hitesh is a 10-year-old child who lives with his parents in Palgar city, Thane District in Maharashtra. Both his parents work at the construction site. They leave early in the morning for work. She prepares a cup of tea for Hitesh and leaves. Hitesh has only this in the morning and goes to school without eating anything. He would also not have anything to eat in the school for lunch. His mother would come back in the evening and cook some food, which he would then eat. This would be his first proper meal. He would be too tired and weak to focus on his studies and therefore would go straight to sleep. ISKCON Food Relief Foundation started its Midday Meal Program in all the Schools at Palghar giving great hope to many children like Hitesh, to facilitate their education and realize their dream. Hitesh says – as ISKCON Food Relief Foundation started its midday meal program at our school, I got a great hope. My health got improved and I was able to focus on my studies. Now I feel confident and I aspire to become an Engineer.

You can communicate with Annamrita-ISKCON Food Relief Foundation at
19, Jaywant Industrial Estate, 63 Tardeo Road, Tardeo-
Mumbai - 400034,India

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Phone : 91 22 23531530
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