Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy gave good news to the students of AP. Another nutrient food Ragijava has joined the Jagananna Gorumudda scheme. Ragijava will be given to the students as part of the mid-day meal scheme from March 2. The government has taken this decision by adding copper to prevent iron and calcium deficiency in children. Puttaparthi Sri Sathya Sai Charitable Trust is going to participate in this program. In the presence of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, officials of the Education Department and representatives of the Managing Trust of Sathya Sai Central Trust signed the MoU.
As part of the mid-day meal scheme, the Jagan government is implementing the most ambitious program ‘Jagananna Gorumudda’. Providing tasty nutritious mid-day meal to increase enrollment in government schools, improve student performance and reduce dropouts.
37,63,698 students in 44,392 schools across the state are being provided nutritious food through the Jagananna Gorumudda scheme. This scheme is being implemented from 1st class to 10th class. CM Jagan directed to give egg 5 days a week, jaggery three days and palli chikki to prevent malnutrition in children. It has been decided to make snacks a part of the mid-day meal scheme so that enough iron and calcium can be provided to the children on days when jaggery and palli chikki are not given.
As part of this, it was decided to provide copper jawa in Jaganan gorumudda. On the days when Chikki is not served in the mid-day meal, a decision was taken to include Ragijava in the menu instead. Ragijava was part of the mid-day meals for three days a week. It has also been decided to take the participation of various voluntary organizations for the implementation of this program. With this, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust became a partner in the program of providing Ragijava to children in mid-day meals.
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