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Raju writes to MPs on midday meal scheme

Statesman News Service |

New Delhi, 11 August: Against the backdrop of the Bihar midday meal tragedy, HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju has requested MPs to ensure that a meeting of district level vigilance and monitoring committee is “immediately” called to review the implementation of the scheme.
In a letter to the MPs, he requested them to take up with the district administration in their respective constituencies to hold the meeting soon to review the guidelines. Mr Raju also underlined on an emergency medical plan to deal with any untoward incident besides, timely release of funds and its availability in schools and procurement of pulses and ingredients of branded and Agmark quality.     pti