Karnataka to provide eggs, bananas to over 14 lac malnourished students


Bengaluru, Nov 25 (IANS): The Karnataka government has decided to provide boiled eggs and bananas to school children studying in government aided schools between six and 15 years of age suffering from malnutrition, anemia and deficiency of proteins.

The programme will begin from December 1.

The Department of Public Instruction has issued a circular in this regard on Wednesday. The students of six north Karnataka districts will get the benefit under the programme as they top the chart of deficiency.

As many as 14,44,322 students studying in first standard to eighth standard in Bidar, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Koppal, Ballary, Vijayapur and Dharwad would be beneficiaries. The programme, beginning in December, will continue till March 2022.

For those who do not eat eggs, bananas will be provided. Each student will get 10 eggs/bananas per month for four months.

Yadgir district has 74 per cent of students suffering from malnutrition and anemia.

Meanwhile, 72.4 per cent in Kalaburagi, 72.3 per cent in Ballary, 70.7 per cent in Koppal, 70.6 per cent in Raichur, 69.1 per cent in Bidar and 68 per cent of students in Viayapura are found to be malnourished.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Anil, MP

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    When In Madhya Pradesh Govt decided to provide Eggs, same Chaddis & BJP opposed the move....

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  • Lambert, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    Hope we get secular politicians from these areas in coming years. Partyhoppers were plenty as they were searching for...

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  • vishwadeepak, mangalore/dxb

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    Each student will get 10 eggs or bananas per month!! is that dinosaur egg which they expect will last for further 20 days!! jokleg korpunekla..kure kattwer !!

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    Kure panda ? Karnataka govt. Daane thethi deepunda aath students nakleg ? Aath pandina implement maltherdaaa aav. Officials naklena illag povandi lekka jokul Nathad devereda.... Eer la nattonle mere....bokka kai korka....

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  • Sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    Kori dha avasthene

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    This is one time or....

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    wow...jolle shashikala..motte kalli.. must be salivating...for another scam....jai chaddi

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    Ha..... this is very good move.....

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  • Sunil Pinto, dubai/udupi

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    One more scam in the making...malnourished children will remain malnourished...middlemen and concerned politicians will continue to be fat and plump with money..

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    This is another way of making money !! by political schemes. It might be not reach to the end user but the commission will definitely reach to concerned MINISTER PORTPOLIO

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  • Raman, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    While program certainly needed and good Flip side Everyday corruption reports .. CD jarikoli cover up by police Bitcoin Officers keeping money in gutter pipes .. many Ill gotten wealth Politicians declaring assets Some 10 crores .. 100 crores .. 1000 crores Not through hard work .. qualifications.. or technical owners like Infosys .. Wipro etc End result eggs etc etc for the deprived WHY A FEW OFFICERS CANNOT BE DISMISSED .... many are repeat offenders .. After suspension.. enquiry .. farcical ... join back .. again continue with their old habits ...Thereby other fence sitters get emboldened... Total collapse and tragedy ..

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  • Varun, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    long overdue...india needs to address malnutrition seriously...successive governments havd not done enough to curb malnutrition..hope this initiative brings results

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