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Resumed ration distribution under meal scheme: Minister

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Tribune News Service

Sangrur, July 26

School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla today said the delivery of foodgrain to 15.79 lakh students of government schools under the Mid-day Meal Scheme had begun across the state.

The minister said besides providing ration for school days, the state government had also allocated foodgrain and cooking amount for summer holidays for the first time.

"Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, our government is ensuring delivery of foodgrain on the doorstep of students. And for the first time, we have allocated ration and cooking amount for summer holidays, which were declared from April 11 to May 10 this year," he said at Bhawanigarh town of the district, where he had come to award silver and bronze certificates to Covid warriors.

The minister claimed that 8,262.23 metric tonne (MT) foodgrain had been sent to schools to deliver rice and wheat in sealed packets to students for the first financial quarter of academic session 2020-21. He said for the second quarter (July 20-September 20), 11,974 MT ration would be delivered at the schools soon.

from The Tribune

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