High Caloric Fatty Items Banned from Amarnath Yatra

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JAMMU: High caloric fatty items, fried and junk food to be served during the pilgrimage have been banned by the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) today. “The Board has prescribed the food menu to be served by the langar organisations to the yatris,” Navin K Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer, SASB said in a statement issued here.

Choudhary said that all fried and high caloric fatty items like poori, bhatoora, pizza, burger, stuffed prantha, dosa and fried roti, bread butter, cream, butter based food, and all other fried and fast food, cold drinks, high caloric sweet dishes and intoxicants have been banned. “High protein food like cereals, pulses, potato, saag, nutrela (soya chunks), basin curry, roti, tandoori roti, bread, rusks, tea, coffee, fruit juice, vegetable soup, kheer, dry fruit, which provide stamina and keep body light, have been permitted to be served to the pilgrims,” the CEO said. Governor N N Vohra, who is also the Chairman of the SASB, has asked the CEO to ensure effective implementation of the expert advice. The menu has been formulated by the committee comprising Mr Choudhary, Rajul Gupta (High Altitude Medicine Specialist) from Union Health Ministry, Dr Jahangir Bakshi and Dr Sham Gopal from state health department. The yatra is scheduled from June 28 to August 21, this year. 

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