The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday signed an MoU with Akshay Patra Basis for offering pre-cooked meals to fifteen,000 college students finding out in authorities colleges within the union territory, an official spokesman mentioned.
Within the preliminary section, two districts — Jammu and Samba — might be coated.
“Directorate of Mid Day Meal (MDM), Division of College Training, at present signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Akshay Patra Basis with an goal of offering pre-cooked meals to fifteen,000 college students finding out in authorities colleges of J-Ok,” the spokesman mentioned.
The MoU was signed by Mission Director, MDM, Deep Raj and a senior consultant from Akshay Patra, he added.
To assist the prevailing construction of the MDM scheme operational in J-Ok from 2004, Akshay Patra got here ahead to facilitate the directorate in eliminating classroom starvation by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme within the authorities colleges and government-aided colleges, he mentioned.
Talking on the event, Mission Director, MDM mentioned the directorate is dedicated to supply hygienic and nutritious cooked meals to all eligible youngsters throughout J-Ok.
He mentioned even in the course of the Covid lockdown interval, dry ration was supplied to the doorsteps and cooking value was disbursed into financial institution accounts of youngsters via DBT underneath meals safety allowance.
Beneath the Mid-Day Meal scheme, cooked meals are supplied to college students finding out in elementary stage courses from 1to 8.