Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is planning to include dairy products in mid-day meals in schools so that children can get proper nutrition. This was informed by the Food Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain.
“The Government is examining a proposal on addition of milk products in the midday meals being provided to children in primary schools. A decision will be taken soon in this regard,” said the Minister.
School students will get better nutrition after inclusion of milk products in the MDM. At present, they are being served rice, dal, vegetable and egg curry in the menu in a routine manner. As more quantum of milk would be required, the move would help thousands of dairy farmers to earn extra bucks.