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Coimbatore

Include milk in mid day meals, BJP tells Govt

Covai Post Network

The BJP has urged the State Government to provide milk to students who take mid-day meals in schools.

Talking to reporters at Madurai today, the party’s National General Secretary, Muralidhar Rao, said “Milk must be added to the menu of noon-meal scheme in Tamilnadu”

There are more than 43,140 noon meal centres in the State. Variety rice such as vegetable biryani, pulav, tomato rice, sambar rice, curry leaf rice, bisibelebath, tamarind rice, lemon rice with channa are being served to kids.

Egg is also provided to them every day. For kids who do not consume eggs, bananas are being provided.

When asked if adding milk to the noon-meal scheme would be helpful, “Implementation might be a little difficult because we are among a lot of controversies about milk production. But, alternative milk products like curd or buttermilk can be introduced. It is up to the ministry” said a government school teacher.

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