Mid-day Meals scheme in Jr Colleges from next year: Dy CM

Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today said the State government has plans to introduce “Free Mid-Day meals” scheme in junior colleges across the State from next year.

The Deputy Chief Minister inaugurated digital classes in government primary school at Kagaznagar in Komuram Bheem Asifabad district today. He distributed spoken English books among the students at a meeting attended by BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna, Housing Minister Indrakaran Reddy, MP Nagesh, MLA K Konappa and officials.

Srihari also laid foundation stone for construction of a girls’ hostel on the premises and inaugurated a Government Junior College. On the occasion, the minister said the State government was serious on introducing the mid-day meal scheme to the junior college students. “Hopefully we will launch it during 2018-19 academic year”, he said.

As part of KG-to-PG scheme, the State government launched 544 Gurukul Schools in the State, Srihari said, adding that SC, ST, BC and Minority students were getting English medium education. Later, the ministers had lunch with the students on the premises. (NSS)