Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced that from this academic year, midday meal would be served to the students of government junior and degree colleges in the State.
The Chief Minister said the students from these colleges are going back during the lunchtime, never to return again in the afternoon.
This in turn is increasing the dropout rate in the government junior and degree colleges. He said it was decided to give a nutritious mid-day meal for the students for their health and to prevent the dropouts.
The CM came to know through former Minister C Laxma Reddy, Government College lecturer Raghuram from Jedcherla is providing mid-day meal to the students of Jedcherla Government Junior College spending from their pockets.
Laxma Reddy and Raghuram met the CM to discuss setting up of the Botanical garden at Jedcherla Degree College. The CM congratulated both of them.
The CM said that the government realised the importance of providing mid-day meal to the students in the colleges. On the request made by Raghuram, the CM sanctioned a new building for the Jedcherla Government Junior College. (INN)