11,000 schools have no kitchens to cook MDM

Post News Network

Bhubaneswar, March 19: About 11,000 of 62,640 schools in the state, where mid-day meal (MDM) programme runs, have no kitchens, school and mass education minister Debi Prasad Mishra said in the assembly Thursday.
Replying to a written question of legislator Chandra Sekhar Majhi, the minister pointed out, “Of the total 62,640 MDM- implemented schools, 10,930 schools do not have kitchens.” Mishra said, “The state government has made a budgetary provision for all these schools.”
Rs 17,410.8 lakh was sanctioned to all the districts for construction of MDM kitchen sheds in these schools and officials have been asked to expedite the process,” the minister said.
To another query, the minister said as many as 59 gram panchayats in 21 districts do not have high schools.
While nine gram panchayats (GPs) in Malkangiri, eight GPs in Mayurbhanj, seven GPs in Nayagarh, four GPs each in Nuapada, Kandhamal, three GPs each in Jharsugurda, Ganjam, Sambalpur and Sundargarh, two GPs each in Bolangir, Bargarh, Koraput, and one GP each in Balasore, Khurda, Nabarangpur, Rayagada and Subarnapur do not have high schools, Mishra said.

2,325 total views, 3 views today

recommend to friends
  • gplus
  • pinterest
  • whatsapp

Recent articles

Bolangir bag Sahani Cup title

Bolangir: Bolangir clinched the title of 58th Senior Men’s Inter-District Football Championships for Sahani Cup after scraping past Bhubaneswar 3-2 in a thrilling final here, Sunday. Hosts Bolangir broke the deadlock in the 26th minute through Sourav Ranjan Hanuman. Sourav … Continue reading

14,745 total views, 6,980 views today

Dimitrov snaps Sock jinx

London: Grigor Dimitrov stood one win away from the biggest title of his career Saturday after ending his Jack Sock jinx to reach the final of the season-ending ATP Finals at the 02 Arena. The Bulgarian, finally beginning to look … Continue reading

14,777 total views, 6,959 views today