Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme 2022 under Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Delhi

Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme 2022 under Mid Day Meal Programme in National Capital Territory of Delhi, 8 lakh govt. schools students to get kits, check details here
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Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme 2022 is going to be launched by the Delhi government. In this scheme, the state govt. will provide students of its schools dry rations under the mid-day meal scheme. Taking notice of rising Covid-19 cases, the Delhi government has issued a directive to all school heads to distribute dry ration kits among students via their parents, officials stated on 6 January 2022. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had firstly started Dry Ration Kits Yojana for students on 29 December 2020 and now second phase is going to be implemented.

Delhi Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme 2022

Aan order by the Directorate of Education directed school heads and all NGOs to ensure that the dry ration kits provided under the Student Dry Ration Kit Scheme. In this scheme, the benefits of Mid Day Meal Scheme are distributed to students through their parents. The move to launch Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme 2022 comes in the lieu of continued closure of schools due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. In the year 2020 when schools were closed, the Delhi govt. send money for mid-day meals to parents account. However it has now been decided to provide dry ration kits to students.

2nd Phase of Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme

As Covid-19 cases are rising, Delhi govt. has issued a directive to all school heads to distribute dry ration kits among students via their parents. In the 2nd phase of Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme, school heads and all NGOs will ensure that the dry ration kits provided under the dry ration kits under the Mid Day Meal Scheme are distributed to students through their parents. The order further directed NGOs to visit each of the schools allocated and further coordinate with the concerned HOS who may then receive the said dry ration kits for further distribution amongst the children.

Directions for office-bearers

The order also asked the HOS to submit a report to the directorate post ensuring the distribution of kits to all the students in schools. As education officials of the districts are ordered to ensure strict compliance and supervision of the exercise, the chairman of the DCPR has also been directed to undertake social audits whilst the ration kits are being distributed.

Need for Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme

The last 2 years have been hard but the Delhi state govt. believes that situation will improve in the near future. COVID-19 has severely affected life of school children. Health and nutrition of many children is compromised due to the COVID-19 lockdowns, shutting of schools and their poor families also found it hard to earn. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the damage done to education can perhaps not be compensated later but certain relief measures can definitely help students.

The state govt. wishes for schools to open and is hopeful that things will improve once the vaccination drive is completed. Many daily wage earners could not earn handsome money and this negatively impacted their children life as well. Delhi govt. is planning to give dry ration to families of students.

What’s in the Student Dry Ration Kit for School Students in Delhi

The dry ration kit comprised 10.425 kg of wheat and rice each, 7.713 kg of pulses and 2 litres of oil in Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme. The Akshaya Patra non-profit organisation also distributed an additional kit comprising stationery, soap, sanitary napkins, biscuits and other items. The kits cost the government Rs 4.09 per day for a primary students and Rs 6.14 per day for an upper primary student. In normal times, the government is billed Rs 4.48 per primary student (class 1st to 5th) per day, and Rs 6.71 per upper primary student (class 6th to 12th) per day.

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Number of Beneficiaries of Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme Phase 2

Around 8 lakh students from Delhi government schools will get dry ration kits under the Students Dry Ration Kit Scheme. The state govt. will continue to provide dry rations under mid-day meal scheme till schools remain closed.

1st Phase of Dry Ration Kits Scheme for Students in Delhi

Honourable CM Arvind Kejriwal had announced 1st phase of Student Dry Ration Kits Scheme at dry ration distribution event. The 1st phase of the scheme was flagged off at SKV No. 3 at a govt. school in Mandawali area on 29 Dec 2020 and kits were distributed to parents of 52 students as a start.

Source / Reference Link: https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/ensure-dry-ration-distribution-to-students-delhi-government-to-school-heads-ngos-1897190-2022-01-07

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