The night school students from class 1 to 8 in Maharashtra will also benefit from the midday meal scheme, as the Centre has approved the State government’s proposal to extend the scheme to these schools. As per a press release from the Chief Minister’s office here, the Centre-sponsored scheme will also cover the government-run and aided night-schools. “There was a demand from various sections. Even Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had made a request in this regard to the Centre,” the release said. — PTI