Distributed food kits to school children As part of the lunch program, the Department of Public Instruction has started distributing food kits to school children. The kits are distributed as food security allowance for the months of June, July and August.
The distribution of the kits was inaugurated by the Minister of Public Instruction, C. Rabindranath performed via video conference. Food Minister P.S. Thilothaman presided over the function.
As a first step, food kits will be distributed to children in the pre-primary and primary sections (grades one to five).
Food kits will then be distributed to upper primary students (six to eight). The food kit includes food grains and eight food items. The food kits for pre-primary and primary categories include 2 kg and 7 kg of food grains (rice) and food items worth Rs. 308.14 respectively.
The kit provided to the upper primary class includes 10 kg of food grains and food items worth Rs 461.90. The diet consists of green beans, peas, nuts, lentils, edible oil and three types of curry powders.
Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) prepares food kits for the Department of Public Instruction and delivers them to schools. Food kits will be distributed to parents in schools in compliance with social distance and Kovid safety standards.
The food kit will benefit 2727202 students from 12324 schools in the state under the School Lunch Scheme.
Food kits are distributed to children as eligible food security allowance under the provisions of the National Food Security Act 2013 in case schools are unable to operate openly.