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Kerala govt to supply free food kits for school children registered under mid-day meals scheme


PTI, Jun 24, 2020, 8:44 AM IST

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday, June 23 announced a scheme to distribute free rice and provision kits to school children from pre-primary to class eight in government and aided schools.

This will benefit over 26 lakh students in government and aided schools registered under the mid-day meals program.

The kits will be delivered by the first week of July, Vijayan told reporters here.

“The government has been constantly intervening to ensure the food security of the people in spite of the crisis caused by the COVID pandemic. Several projects have already been implemented in this regard,” he said.

Anganwadi children were provided with nutritional supplements at home. During the lockdown period, free rations were provided through ration shops. Food was supplied to households who had difficulty going to these shops.

Free provision kits were also distributed.

“As a continuation of these activities, school children, who used to benefit from the mid-day meals program, will be given free provision kits,” he said.

The grocery kits would contain rice and nine other items like lentils, sugar, curry powder, salt, etc, Vijayan said, adding, Rs 81.37 crore has been approved for this purpose.

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