Mid-day meals come home in Kerala

Wednesday 25th March 2020 05:53 EDT

The Kerala government has closed all schools till class VII as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus. Around 26,000 children are under the mid-day meal scheme of 33,115 anganwadi centres. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has, however, said that food will be made available to all the anganwadi children at their homes. Since the children are not coming to the anganwadis, the teachers have been asked to take the food to them. So, for 17 days, each child is being given 255 gm of pulses, 120 gm of wheat, 170 gm peanuts, 55 gm oil and 180 am jaggery. Twice a week, they get payasam (a dessert), that's why we are giving jaggery too, said a teacher.

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