Karnataka: ‘Each student will get 42 boiled eggs (or bananas) in next 4 months’

1. What is the anticipated end result of together with eggs in mid-day meals?

The latest National Family Health Survey revealed that kids in seven Karnataka districts — Ballari, Bidar, Kalaburagi, Koppal, Raichur, Vijayapura and Yadgir — have been affected by excessive malnourishment and anaemia. With boiled eggs or bananas being included within the mid-day meals, we anticipate a visual change in nourishment ranges amongst kids and, thereby, extra attendance at faculties. Improving well being situations are anticipated to gasoline higher studying outcomes as properly.

2. How many college students are anticipated to learn from this?

We have estimated that 14,44,322 college students might be coated. Each scholar is predicted to get 42 boiled eggs (or bananas) from December 2021 to March 2022.

3. Are faculties requested to acquire eggs themselves?

The authorities has instructed the varsity growth and monitoring committees (SDMC) at nearly 11,000 faculties to purchase and boil eggs of excellent high quality. The price incurred might be deposited to the varsity account in a well timed method.

4. How a lot is it anticipated to price the federal government moreover?

Rs 39.86 crore has been allotted in direction of together with eggs within the scheme for these districts.

5. Is there any plan to increase this scheme to varsities throughout the state?

No such plans have been formulated but. However, the outcomes from these seven districts might be intently famous.


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