Rajasthan Govt starts school milk scheme: 62 lakh students will get benefit

Pashu Sandesh, 02nd July 2018

To improve the nutritional status of children of the state, Chief minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje on Monday launched state wide Annapurna Milk Scheme for the children studying in government schools. CM inaugurated the milk scheme by offering a glass of milk to school girls of model government higher secondary school in Dehmi kalan, near Jaipur. Inaugurating the scheme CM said that, being a mother she knows the happiness of seeing one’s child healthy.

Rajasthan Chief Minister had announced the scheme in the state budget this year. The scheme is drafted by the state education department. Under this school milk scheme children of up to class 5 will get 150ml and from 6th to 8th class will get 200ml of hot milk thrice weekly. The scheme will cover sixty six thousand five hundred government schools, madarsa’s and approximately sixty two lakh school going children will be benefitted by the scheme. A price of Rs 35 per liter in rural areas and Rs 40 per liter in urban areas is fixed for the procurement of milk. A total budget of Rs 218 crore is allocated for this scheme. Chief Minister directed the officials to give priority to the milk producer committees run by women for the supply of milk to schools under this scheme.