Karnataka may expand special nutrition scheme to high school

Karnataka may expand special nutrition scheme to high school
Karnataka may expand special nutrition scheme to high school

Karnataka’s college schooling division has proposed that the state authorities think about increasing the distribution of eggs, bananas and chikkis underneath the PM Poshan scheme to the scholars of presidency excessive faculties additionally.

According to sources within the division, the particular diet meals (SNF) has obtained constructive response from college students between the 6-14 age group, or these finding out in lessons 1-8. In addition, officers additionally consider that the malnutrition drawback can be an enormous concern amongst highschool college students. “We have given a proposal to the state authorities to think about increasing SNF to authorities highschool college students to deal with the malnutrition subject amongst these college students. The proposal is into account and is prone to come up within the pre-budget session of the legislature,” a division official mentioned.

According to the officers, the growth of SNF to highschool college students is anticipated to learn round 9-12 lakh college students and value round Rs 32 crore yearly. Initially, the central authorities distributed eggs as a part of the noon meal scheme in seven districts of the Kalyan Karnataka area affected by malnutrition. However, the state authorities formally unveiled plans to develop the distribution of eggs/bananas/chikkis to all districts in July. But the plans had been applied throughout all divisions — Bengaluru, Mysore, Kalaburgi and Belagavi — solely in October.

According to knowledge supplied by the division, as on December 14, 38.37 lakh of the entire 47.97 lakh college students throughout the 4 divisions most well-liked eggs, adopted by 3.37 lakh college students who selected bananas and a couple of.27 lakh college students who opted for chikkis.

While the distribution of SNF was additionally aimed toward bettering attendance in faculties, the division is but to conduct a full evaluation. An official mentioned, “We can not certainly say that it may possibly translate into good attendance. We should wait until the tip of the educational 12 months to evaluate it. Moreover, the scholars’ preferences could range from month to month.”


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