97pc BSF personnel satisfied with meals provided on duty: DRDO study

NEW DELHI: Ninety seven per cent BSF personnel have expressed “satisfaction” with the quantity and quality of meals provided to them on duty at the borders and elsewhere, a special study by a DRDO laboratory has said.
The study was conducted by the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Science (DIPAS) on a special commission by the Border Security Force, after a BSF jawan last year posted a video on a social media site claiming bad food was being served to the personnel.
The study, commissioned last year, was conducted by collecting data of “food preference and satisfaction level” from eight frontiers of the force – four each from the western and the eastern command – and focussed group discussion at 37 unit mess’ and cook houses, it said.
“The report has summarised that the data…Collected from 6,526 participants under eight frontiers with different terrain and geographical area indicated that 97 per cent personnel are satisfied with respect to quantity and quality of food,” the BSF said in a statement. (AGENCIES)