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Karnataka to provide eggs, bananas to over 1.4 mn malnourished students

The Karnataka government has decided to provide boiled eggs and bananas to school children studying in government aided schools

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IANS  |  Bengaluru 

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The 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 of six north districts will get the benefit under the programme as they top the chart of deficiency.

As many as 14,44,322 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 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.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 25 2021. 07:04 IST
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