Various nutritionists, docs and activists have written a letter to Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to restart the Ksheera Bhagya programme for presidency and aided faculty college students. According to them, there was a “total shutdown” of milk and milk powder since June 2020.
While all college students got 500 grams of milk powder for the interval between March 14 and April 10, the Department of Public Instruction had requested the heads of presidency faculties to distribute milk powder for the interval between April and May 31 if they’d inventory at college.
In the letter, the signatories have written, “The reluctance of the Government of Karnataka to provide milk/milk powder to children under the Ksheera Bhagya scheme is particularly unjustified when Karnataka Milk Federation has been reporting surplus milk procurement for which it is unable to find a market.”
According to paperwork sourced by The Hindu, the Finance Department has mentioned that in view of offering enough ration to all households within the State by way of the Public Distribution System and Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, it’s suggested to not implement the Ksheera Bhagya scheme.
Source : The Hindu Dec,01,2020