The mid-day meal will start in all Maharashtra schools from March 15. On Tuesday, the Directorate of School Education issued a circular in this regard.
Referring to the growing demand for hot cooked meals in schools by educationists, social activists and local leaders, the circular reads, â€œIt is proposed to start serving cooked meal in schools from March 15, adhering to the Covid protocol. Order will be issued to local administrations to make required arrangements for this.â€
The central government has already approved serving of cooked food in schools under the mid-day meal scheme, the note further added.
A total of 1.02 crore students from 85,761 schools are benefitted through the mid-day meal scheme.