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Am personally monitoring quality of food served to Army, says Manohar Parrikar

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 12 Jan 2017, 19:10:21 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that he personally monitors quality of food served to Indian Army personnel.

Parrikar further said that he has given clear instructions for serving only FSSAI-approved chicken to Army personnel.

The Defence Minister, however, refused to answer a query on the controversy over poor food allegedly being served to BSF personnel  saying it relates to Home Ministry.

"In last two years, for the Army we have been continuously evaluating that whether satisfaction level for the food being served has increased or not. I am myself monitoring it," he said.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in 2012-13 had made certain observation in a report and "we are improving it", he said.

"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," he said.

BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav in a Youtube video alleged poor-quality food being served to paramilitary troops at border areas.

While the Home Ministry has ordered a probe into Yadav's claims, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) too has sought a report from the ministry.

(With PTI inputs)