Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday directed District Collectors to transfer money towards expenses of Mid Day Meal (MDM) preparation to the bank account of each student.
in a letter, the State Nodal Officer asked the Collectors to transfer MDM cooking expenses for 90 days to the accounts of students. The government asked to transfer Rs 479 to the account of a primary school student where Rs 717 will be credited to the account of an upper primary school student in the state.
Earlier, the School and Mass Education revised the daily ration cost from Rs 4.93 to Rs 5.42 and Rs 7.36 to Rs 8.10 for the students of Primary and Upper Primary Schools respectively. The directive comes into retrospective effect from April 1, 2020.