Kids to get noon meal with egg

Kids to get noon meal with egg
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The Telangana State government has decided to give one boiled egg to every student in government schools under the Mid Day Meal Scheme from the next academic year.

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TS govt announces better Mid Day Meal menu for school children

Hyderabad: The Telangana State government has decided to give one boiled egg to every student in government schools under the Mid Day Meal Scheme from the next academic year. In a written reply to the opposition parties, Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari said that there are total 27,266 institutions in the State which are being provided with rich nutrient afternoon meal under the Mid Day Meal Scheme.

He said that Rs. 49 crore has been allocated for the supply of boiled eggs to students of Class I to X in all government schools. There are 25,966 government/local body schools, 742 aided schools and 518 National Child Labor Project (NCLP) centres and madrasas. He also added that they have allotted Rs. 7.08 crore for supplying kitchen utensils to schools and Rs. 92.26 crore for establishing kitchen-cum-stores.

The Minister informed that 2,463 government institutions in the State were not having drinking water facility which would be provided with the help of funds allotted by the Centre here this year. “We have made temporary arrangements in schools and proper drinking facilities would be provided soon,” he said.

In his reply to a question on hike in salaries for the Mid Day Meal Scheme workers, Srihari said that the budget for salary was being shared between the State and Central government in a ratio of 40:60 respectively and only the norms laid down by the Centre would be followed in this regard. He said that they have engaged cook-cum-helpers in schools by giving an honorarium for 10 months (Rs. 1,000 per month per head). The total salary of the cook-cum-helpers would be Rs. 53.49 crore out of which Rs 51.98 crore has been released for 2015-16, he added.

Model Menu
Monday : Dal, Sambar, Boiled egg or Banana
Tuesday : Vegetable curry, Rasam
Wednesday : Dal, Sambar, Boiled egg or Banana
Thursday : Vegetable curry, Rasam
Friday : Dal, Sambar
Saturday : Vegetable curry and Rasam

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