More 14,967 government-run schools to get LPG connection

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To facilitate the cooking of mid-day meals in government-run schools, 14,967 more schools were provided LPG connection out of state funds during the financial year 2020-21 taking the total LPG coverage to 47,177, schools in the state. This apart, 43,000 schools were provided Rs 5,000 each for raising school nutrition garden.

In a meeting on MDM, chaired by Development Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena revealed that during the closing of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food security allowance consist of mid-day meal rice entitlement which was distributed to the parents on the school campuses or at fair price shops and the cooking cost was transferred to the bank accounts of the children.

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