Odisha: Milk products on mid-day meal menu soon

Bhubaneswar: With aim to provide more nutritional food to school students and benefit dairy farmers, the State government is considering to include milk products on the menu of mid-day meal. Odisha Food Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain today said the government is examining a proposal on addition of milk products in the mid-day meal. A decision will be taken soon in this regard, the minister added.

School students will get better nutrition after the inclusion of milk products in the mid-day meal. At present, they are getting pulses, vegetables and egg only in the midday meal.

Also, the move will help thousands of dairy farmers in the State to earn some extra bucks.

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