Under the mid-day meal scheme, the Delhi government will provide dry rations to students in schools for six months. The development has been announced by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Delhi schools are closed from mid-March due to the Corona pandemic.
The Delhi govt has clarified that it will not reopen the schools until everything gets normal.
The move comes in view of continued closure of schools since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “When schools were closed, we decided to send the money for mid-day meals to parents’ account, but now, it has been decided that we will give dry rations for six months,”
Kejriwal said at a dry ration distribution event at a government school in Mandawali area. Schools across the country were closed in March to contain the spread of COVID-19. They were partially reopened in some states from October 15.
However, the Delhi government has announced that schools will not reopen in the national capital till a vaccine for the coronavirus is available.
The Delhi govt has also asked schools to distribute tabs to EWS students during the pandemic.