Circular comes in the wake of three deaths in government schools

After more than three weeks, government schools across the State will reopen the coming week.

In the light of classes resuming, the Education Department has urged all Deputy Directors of Public Instruction (DDPI) to monitor the quality of foodgrains and milk powder used in midday meals and milk schemes.


A circular has been issued by the department urging all DDPIs to verify the availability and the quality of foodgrains, milk powder, iron and folic acid tablets, gas cylinder and other facilities used in the preparation of midday meals.

The circular comes in the light of three deaths in government schools when children fell into sambhar vessels.

S. Jayakumar, Joint Director of Midday Meals, said, “Schoolteachers have been instructed not to neglect even ‘minute issues’.

Moreover, we have asked them to maintain cleanliness in schools besides urging them to be careful while serving midday meals to students.”

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