Odisha: Money for MDM cooking cost to be transferred to accounts of students
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today 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.
The letter further read If the bank accounts of the students and parents are not available, the payment of cooking cost is to be made on physical acquittance in the school in presence of school management committee members.
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.