Then, Pawan Kumar told me something interesting. He said the whole area is very dangerous with dacoits (bandits) roaming everywhere, especially at night. If the bandits stop anyone from the Bantoli FFP, they always let them go on their way unmolested because of their understanding of the good work being done at the facility.
The facility itself is very clean, inside and out, with a well ordered routine much in evidence. When the Children arrived, they formed neat queues and waited to first wash their hands and then to sit down in their designated seat in front of a large screen showing cartoons and programs about Geography. A few minutes later, the Attendants call the Children, row by row, to get their Thali (main course meal) accompanied by Rice “Dal” (dried peas, beans, or lentils) and Subji. They can return for seconds if desired. I also noted that there is no need to enforce the system.