Bhopal, May 30 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday electronically transferred Rs 145.92 crore – 37 days’ amount under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme for May and June – into the accounts of 66.27 lakh pupils as food security allowance, it was officially learnt. An amount of Rs 117.11 cr for 33 days was deposited earlier.
Besides, Rs 84 cr in a couple of instalments has been paid to cooks. The veteran leader interacted with ten districts’ students online and sought inputs pertaining to their academics. A crucial decision was taken earlier to distribute 26,109.79 metric tonnes of wheat and rice at the doorsteps of 66.27 lakh minors in primary and secondary classes through self-help groups, cooks and voluntary organisations. After completion of that, distribution of 29,479.65 MT commenced under the second phase. “Keep pursuing your studies. Books and uniforms will be provided whenever schools start. My dispensation shall also make arrangements for pupils under the Sambal Yojana.
Fees will be paid and other facilities extended. Follow guidelines such as maintaining distance of two yards, utilising masks and other precautions. Premier Narendra Modi has been continuously taking vital decisions in the nation’s interest,” Mr Chouhan told the kids. Uttarakashi, Saurabh, Anuj, Durga, Divyansh, Richa, Radhika, Gitanjali, Khushi and Kajal shared their career plans with the seasoned politician. (UNI)