Source: Hindustan Times
In light of the fact that government school students are not getting their mid-day meals provided at schools due to schools being closed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Puducherry Government will provide rice and money to all parents, said R Kamalakannan, Education Minister of Puducherry.
“As the schools are not functioning due to the corona, 50,000 students for four months will be given 4 kg of rice and groceries of Rs 250-330 per parent on the school premises,” said Kamalakannan.
Puducherry has reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the total cases in the city being 1,898. There have been a total of three deaths in the last 24 hours.
With a spike of 34,884 cases and 671 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, the total number of positive cases reached 1,038,716 on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.