Coronavirus: Advance 3-month Mid-day Meal ration to students in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: In view of COVID19, the Odisha government has decided to provide Mid-day Meal ration to the students for 3 months in advance.

Mid-day Meal ration to the students for 3 months will be given in advance at one go, in the form of a signed coupon to be given by the Headmaster to each parent, said an official.

They can lift rice from near PDS outlet, tagged to the school.

The tagging will be finalised by the Block Education Officer.

Necessary direction has been issued to District Education Officer and Dist Civil Supplies Officer in this regard.

All the Hostels managed by School and Mass Education Department will be closed except for students who are not picked up by parents/ guardians.

Hostels of Special Schools and Therapy Centres under SSEPD Department have been closed till 30th June.

The Boarders will be given 1200/- per month for 3 months as fooding and other assistance in advance. Besides, each beneficiary will be given maximum Rs. 500/- as conveyance to return to his/her home along with an attendant/assistant.