Hyderabad, Sep 15 (Fresh Headline) The Telangana government on Friday announced breakfast scheme for students studying in government schools across the state.
As a Dasara gift, the Chief Minister decided to launch the “Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme” for the students studying in government primary and high schools (from classes 1 to 10) across the state from October 24.
The main objective of the scheme is to provide good nutritious food to the students along with quality education.
The state government has issued orders in this regard for the scheme, which will cost an additional Rs 400 crore to the state exchequer annually.
According to a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office, along with providing nutritious food to the students belonging to poor families, the government is taking steps towards increasing their concentration on studies.
The state government will implement the breakfast scheme from Dasara to reflect the humane approach of KCR, as the CM is popularly known.
The CM understood the difficulties faced by parents of students who are farm workers and leave their houses for work in the morning. KCR had recently sent a team of IAS officers to examine implementation of the scheme in Tamil Nadu. A team of officers, who studied the breakfast scheme for students, submitted a report to the government. It was brought to the CM’s attention that in Tamil Nadu, it is being implemented only up to primary schools. He decided to introduce the scheme by covering high school students as well.