Only Vegetarian Food At Commonwealth Games

NEW DELHI, INDIA, August 25, 2010: About 22,000 volunteers, workers and almost an equal number of security personnel to be deployed at the venues of the Commonwealth Games will observe complete vegetarianism.

To cut costs, the Organizing Committee (OC) has opted for vegetarian items, to be served cold in packets, at a cost of around US$2.50 per head per day. The caterers will supply 40,000 such packets every day.

“Storing and serving non-vegetarian food in packaged form is difficult at the venues. So, we have opted for only vegetarian boxes. “But it won’t be less tasty or less in variety,” Sanjeev Mittal, director general in charge of catering at the venues said.

Now, the hundreds of performers, brought in from across the country for the opening and the closing ceremonies, might also have to eat the same food for about a month. The Ceremonies Functional Area — which has not yet decided on any food supplier — is considering a similar food option.

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