'Problems in Ksheera Bhagya rectified'

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Kimanne Ratnakar said that problems in distributing milk to schools under the Ksheera Bhagya scheme had been rectified and that the scheme would soon reach all the schools in the State.

He was speaking at the public hearing of grievances related to Right to Free and Compulsory Education, 2009 and Right to Education Rules, Karnataka, 2012 on Friday.       
   
‘Lack of coordination’

“There were some problems related to topography and transportation in Karwar and Bidar. Further, the KMF (Karnataka Milk Federation) did not know where exactly were all the schools. Besides, there also was lack of coordination between the KMF and the Education department,” he said.

Upgrade of schools

Reiterating some of the plans of the department, the minister said “The plan to establish public schools in each grama sabha will be taken up once suggestions from elected representatives pours in.

There are also plans to upgrade all the 52,000 schools in the State using crores of rupees. Even though this project is difficult, it is not impossible,” he said.      

On a question regarding increasing the salary of midday meal workers, Ratnakar said that a decision had to be taken by the Finance department.

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