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Cooking cost under midday meal scheme raised

PTI  Chandigarh, June 10, 2014
First Published: 20:05 IST(10/6/2014) | Last Updated: 20:30 IST(10/6/2014)

The cooking cost offered underthe midday meal scheme by Haryana government to all primary and upper primary schools will be raised by 7.5 per cent from next month.
 
The cooking cost would be admissible at the rate of Rs3.59 per day per child in all primary schools and Rs. 5.38 per day per child in all upper primary schools in the state from July 1, Haryana Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal said in a release today.
 
Ealier, cooking cost was Rs. 3.34 per day per child in all primary schools and Rs. 5 per day per child in all upper primary schools.
 
The Minister said over 20.29 lakh students were being covered under the scheme in the state which includes over 12.56 lakh of primary schools, over 7.65 lakh of upper primary, and 7629 under National Child Labour Project.
 
She also said that mid-day meal scheme is being implemented efficiently and children were being provided with balanced diet in all government schools in the state.

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