Karnataka govt mulls extending mid-day meal to PU students

  • | Friday | 13th September, 2019

By Express News ServiceBENGALURU: Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar on Thursday said his department was mulling extending mid-day meals to students in pre-university colleges too. While the present mid-day meal scheme covers students only till Class 10, Suresh said there was a demand from several quarters to extend the scheme to PU classes and the department was pursuing it with the government. Students in high school and PU share the same compound... but only those up to SSLC are given mid-day meals. Adamya Chetana along with Sri Sathya Sai Annapurna Trust launched ‘Sai Sure Nutritious Milk ‘ — a nutrimix — that can be added to the milk provided in mid-day meals on the occasion. So far, about 85,000 students in 333 schools are being provided mid-day meals and milk by Adamya Chetana.

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