Midday meal in all govt primary schools
Live Correspondent: The cabinet today approved the draft of the National School Meal Policy, 2019 setting a target to bring students of all government primary schools under universal midday meal coverage by 2023.
The approval was given at a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at the Prime Minister’s Office here.
“We have approved National School Meal Policy, 2019 aimed at bringing all the students of government primary schools under the midday meal coverage by 2023,” Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told a press briefing at the Secretariat.
As many as 1.40 crore students of 66,000 government primary schools across the country will be provided with midday meals by 2023 and it will require Taka 2,835 crore per year for giving fortified biscuits to the students, Taka 5,560 crore for giving cooked foods in five days and biscuits in one day and Taka 7,475 crore to give egg, banana and bread, additional secretary (development) Md Gias Uddin Ahmed of the Primary and Mass Education Ministry told reporters.
Dhaka 19 August (campuslive24.com)//MIH