More than a year after a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan’s video complaining about the poor quality of food served in their regiments triggered a row, a study by the DRDO has claimed that 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.
The special study was conducted by the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Science (DIPAS) on a special commission by the BSF. Last year, the armed force unit of the country had made sure that the jawans will be provided with food of high quality.
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 focused group discussion at 37 unit mess’ and cook houses.
“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…